Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Angina Disease and treatments

Angina is due to plaque rupture in the coronary artery. The Symptom of angina include chest pain.

Nitrates are used in the treatment of angina. These includes Glyceryl nitrates, and Isosorbide dinitrates.

Statins which are choleesterol lowering medicines are used in treating angina. These include Simvastatin, atorvastin, and Pravastatin

Antiplatelet medicines such as Aspirin, Clopidogrel, and Dipyridamole can be used in treatment of angina.

Glycoprotein IIB/IIIA Inhibitors are used in treating angina. Eptifibatide and Tirofiban are examples.