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Angina Treatments

Angina: Treatments Inroduction

Treatment of angina begins with prevention. The damage done to the blood vessel of the body that lead to angina can often be prevented or controlled with prevention measures. They include regular exercise, not smoking, not drinking excessively, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a heart-healthy well-balanced diet. Other risk factors, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, and hypertension, can be prevented or controlled through these lifestyle changes, regular medical care and/or medication.

In addition to lifestyle changes, the most effective angina treatment plan includes a multifaceted approach that includes regular medical monitoring and testing, and may include medications and surgery. Prognosis and outcomes of angina vary greatly depending on how quickly and effectively the underlying condition, such as anemia or atherosclerosis, was diagnosed and treated. Coexisting diseases, such as diabetes, lifestyle and other factors also influence outcomes.

Treatment of angina caused by atherosclerosis includes the use of the medication nitroglycerin administered under the tongue when symptoms of angina occur. Rest is also important. A variety of other medications may also be prescribed to treat underlying or coexisting conditions and disease, such as diabetes, and hypertension.

Treatment of angina caused by atherosclerosis or heart disease may also include beta blockers. Beta blockers are commonly prescribed medications that reduce the body's demand for oxygen and lower the risk of developing a heart attack. Aspirin may be recommended to help prevent the formation of clots in the coronary arteries. Cholesterol-lowering medications, such as statins, may be prescribed to lower cholesterol and minimize further narrowing of the arteries and the risk of heart attack.

Treatment of angina may also involve the administration of supplemental oxygen aimed at increasing the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the heart tissue.

Some people with angina that cannot be controlled with medication and is caused by atherosclerosis may undergo a surgical procedure called a coronary artery bypass. In this surgery new graft arteries are placed to bypass the blocked coronary artery or arteries. Blood flow is then redirected through healthy new graft arteries to the affected heart tissues.

A less invasive surgical procedure called an angioplasty is more commonly done for angina caused by atherosclerosis that cannot be controlled with medication. In this procedure, a narrowed coronary artery is widened using a balloon device and a stent is placed in the artery to keep it open.

For angina that is caused by anemia, blood transfusions and other treatments may be necessary.

Treatments for Angina

The following treatments are listed for Angina in our knowledge base:

Alternative Treatments for Angina

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Angina in various sources may include:

Drugs and Medications used to treat Angina:

Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Angina may include:

  • Amlodipine
  • Lotrel
  • Norvasc
  • Isosorbide Dinitrate
  • Angipec
  • Apo-ISDN
  • Cedocard-SR
  • Coradur
  • Coronex
  • Dilatrate-SR
  • Iso-BID
  • Isonate
  • Isordil
  • Isordil Tembids
  • Isordil Titradose
  • Isotrate Timecelles
  • Novo-Sorbide
  • Sorbitrate
  • Sorbitrate-SA
  • Metoprolol
  • Apo-Metoprolol
  • Betaloc
  • Co-Betaloc
  • Logimax
  • Lopressor
  • Lopressor Delayed-Release
  • Lopressor HCT
  • Lopressor OROS
  • Novo-Metoprol
  • Nu-Metop
  • Toprol
  • Toprol XL
  • Mibefradil
  • Nicardipine
  • Cardene
  • Cardene SR
  • Nifedipine
  • Adalat
  • Adalat CC
  • Adalat FT
  • Adalat P.A
  • Apo-Nifed
  • Gen-Nifedipine
  • Novo-Nifedin
  • Nu-Nifed
  • Procardia
  • Procardia XL
  • Scheinpharm Nifedipine XL
  • Nisoldipine
  • Sular
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Corobid
  • Deponit
  • Minitran Transdermal Delivery System
  • Nitrek
  • Nitro-Bid
  • Nitrocap TD
  • Nitrocine Timecaps
  • Nitrocine Transdermal
  • Nitrodisc
  • Nitro-Dur
  • Nitro-Dur II
  • Nitrogard
  • Nitrogard-SR
  • Nitroglyn
  • Nitrol
  • Nitrolin
  • Nitrolingual Spray
  • Nitrol TSAR Kit
  • Nitrong
  • Nitrong SR
  • Nitroquick
  • Nitrospan
  • Nitrostabilin
  • Nitrostat
  • Nitro Transdermal System
  • NTS Transdermal Patch
  • Transderm-Nitro
  • Trates S.R
  • Tridil
  • Nov-Acebutolol
  • Nu-Acebutolol
  • Norvas
  • Caduet - mainly used to treat patients with hypertension and angina
  • Amlodipine and Atorvastatin - mainly used to treat patients with hypertension and angina
  • Angiotrofin
  • Novo-Diltiazem-CD
  • Novo-Diltiazem SR
  • Nu-Diltiaz-CD
  • Ratio-Diltiazem CD
  • Rhoxal-Diltiazem CD
  • Rhoxal-Diltiazem SR
  • Gen-Diltiazem
  • Gen-Diltiazem SR
  • Apo-Diltiaz SR
  • Apo-Diltiaz CD
  • Alti-Diltiazem SR
  • Taztia XT
  • Syscor
  • Glyceryl Trinitrate
  • Anginine
  • Minitran
  • Rectogesic
  • Transiderm Nitro
  • Isosorbide Nitrate
  • Duride, Imdur Durules
  • Imtrate SR
  • Monodur
  • Sorbidin
  • Nicorandil
  • Ikorel

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Angina:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Angina may include:

Latest treatments for Angina

The following medications/drugs/procedures are some of the latest treatments for Angina:

Treatments for Causes of Angina

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Angina:

More causes: not all possible causes for Angina are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Angina.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Angina:

The following list of conditions have 'Angina' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Angina:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Angina' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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