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There are two main therapeutic goals: (1) (2)

  • relief of symptoms
  • improvement of prognosis

The management of angina is described according to its mode of presentation:

  • management of an acute angina attack
  • management of new or unstable angina
  • management of chronic angina

Treatment of angina should not wait for exercise testing or referral to a cardiologist, even if the drugs have to be stopped for the test.


1. Wee Y, Burns K, Bett. Medical management of chronic stable angina. Australian Prescriber. 2015 Aug

2. NICE CKS, November 2020. Angina

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