Spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of refractory angina pectoris: A multicenter randomized single-blind study (the SCS-ITA trial)

@article{Lanza2011SpinalCS,
  title={Spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of refractory angina pectoris: A multicenter randomized single-blind study (the SCS-ITA trial)},
  author={Gaetano Antonio Lanza and Roberto Serpieri-Emiliano Grimaldi and Salvatore Greco and Stefano Ghio and Filippo Crea},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2011},
  volume={152},
  pages={45-52}
}
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is believed to be effective in treating refractory angina. The need for SCS-related chest paresthesia, however, has hitherto made impossible placebo-controlled trials. Subliminal (non paresthesic) SCS, however, might be also effective on anginal pain. In this trial we compared subliminal SCS with paresthesic SCS and with sham SCS. Twenty-five refractory angina patients, who had never received SCS before, underwent SCS device implantation and were randomized to… CONTINUE READING
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