publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Chronic stable coronary artery disease: drugs vs. revascularization

M. L. Simoons; S. Windecker;
Open Access English
  • Published: 26 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Coronary artery disease remains the leading cause of mortality in most industrialized countries, although age-standardized mortality related to coronary artery disease (CAD) has decreased by more than 40% during the last two decades. Coronary atherosclerosis may cause angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmia, and sudden death. Medical management of atherosclerosis and its manifestation aims at retardation of progression of plaque formation, prevention of plaque rupture, and subsequent events and treatment of symptoms, when these occur as well as treatment of the sequelae of the disease. Revascularization by either percutaneous coronary i...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: cardiovascular diseases
free text keywords: Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine, business.industry, business, Coronary artery disease, medicine.disease, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Coronary atherosclerosis, Myocardial infarction, Coronary artery bypass surgery, Angina, Revascularization, medicine.medical_treatment, Cardiology, Percutaneous coronary intervention, Atherectomy
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