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. 2014; 5(3): 9-12

Revascularization in Chronic Stable Angina-Does It Really Benefits as First Line Therapy

Alok Kumar Singh.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) remains a major global public health problem in 21st century, and it affects as many as
54 million people globally.1 The goals of CAD treatment have several objectives which include relief of symptoms,
inhibition of disease progression, prevention of future cardiac events, such as myocardial infarction (MI) and improved
survival.2 There is always debate among medical treatment and revascularization which one is superior to each other. Here,
we will discuss and try to review in a critical manner the role of revascularization (percutaneous coronary intervention
[PCI] versus coronary artery bypass grafting [CABG]) in the management of chronic stable angina in comparison to
modern optimal medical therapy (OMT) in the view of recent studies

Key words: Angina, optimal medical therapy, revascularization

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