Factors influencing the choice of first-line treatment in chronic ischaemic heart disease.

  • Druce Julian
  • Published 1987 in Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology


The three categories of antianginal drugs--nitrates, beta-blockers, and calcium antagonists--are approximately equally effective in preventing angina. However, there is a marked intraindividual variation in response, which is only partly explained by differing underlying mechanisms. Choice of drug depends largely on other factors, such as whether or not… (More)


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