Treating Angina

Consult your doctor about the aptest treatment for your Angina Pectoris.

Nitroglycerin (NTG) or Nitrates are the medicines of choice to relieve angina. They relax and widen the coronary arteries. They are taken in the form of tiny tablets dissolved below the tongue. It is best to use a fresh supply of tablets; and be sure to keep your tablets with you all the time. Some types nitrates last for a long time. Your doctor must decide the dose of Angina medicine.

Taking a tablet before an activity likely to cause angina like fast walking or swimming is recommended.

If your angina is not relieved after taking one NTG tablet every % minutes (or up to three tablets over 15 minutes) please reach the emergency Room of the nearest hospital as soon as possible.

Aspirin, Clopidogrel, Statins, Beta-blockers and Calcium Channel Blockers are some of the other drugs used in patients with Angina.

If medication does not relieve angina your doctor may recommend an Angiography followed by Angioplasty (PTCA) or Bypass Surgery CABG (discussed later)

Treating Angina

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