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ABCDE of Angina and Coronary Artery Disease Treatment

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:13am

ABCDE of Angina and Coronary Artery Disease Treatment -: "Drug therapy is effective for the treatment of stable angina and for slowing progression of coronary artery disease. Unstable angina may require surgical intervention in addition to the therapies given for stable angina. Lifestyle changes are essential for improving outcome in anyone with heart disease. Experts have come up with a mnemonic device (ABCDE) for remembering ten factors that are fundamental for angina management:

A. Aspirin and antianginal drugs

B. Blood pressure and beta-blockers

C. Cholesterol and cigarettes;

D. Diet and diabetes;

E. Exercise and education."

I love clever acronyms !

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