The treatment goals of
- To alleviate immediate angina symptoms
- To improve heart function and prevent permanent heart damage in the future
Plaque Blocking an Artery
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Treatment involves the following:
American Heart Association website. Available at:
Cardiovascular disease. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at:
http://www.cdc.gov/HeartDisease/. Updated April 2009. Accessed June 18, 2009.
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8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders; 2007.
Last reviewed September 2012 by Michael J. Fucci, DO
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