Ans Durenkamp

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OBJECTIVES To assess the long-term efficacy of neurostimulation for treating refractory angina pectoris-like chest pain, we followed patients, treated with either transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) or spinal cord stimulation (SCS). METHODS Neurostimulation was judged successful and subsequently continued when initial pain was reduced at(More)
INTRODUCTION   Patients suffering from chronic angina pectoris, insufficiently controllable with medication and revascularization, are an increasing medical and psychosocial problem. Although spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is proven to employ, safe, long-term anti-angina, and anti-ischemic effects for these patients, the use of SCS in this group remains(More)
Objectives.  To study the impact of personality traits on the effect of neurostimulation in patients with chest pain and normal coronary arteries. Materials and Methods.  Using the Dutch personality questionnaire, we retrospectively studied the personality traits in 33 patients treated with neurostimulation, either transcutaneous electrical nerve(More)
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