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Optimise first-line therapy for stable angina, NICE advises

By News Team

First-line drug therapy should be optimised before patients are offered revascularisation procedures for the management of stable angina, according to a new clinical guideline published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. NICE advises that first-line treatment should include one or two antianginal medicines plus a short-acting nitrate and medicines for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Revascularisation is reserved for patients in whom drug treatment does not control symptoms.

Citation: Clinical Pharmacist URI: 11083348

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