Define angina pectoris, their implications, and treatment options
Categorize antianginal drugs based on the target on which they act
Describe the mode of action of various antianginal drugs
Define nitric oxide and its importance in angina
Describe the importance of aspirin in the treatment of angina
List some newer agents in the treatment of angina
‘Angina pectoris’ is the medical term for chest pain or discomfort due to coronary heart disease. Angina is a symptom of a condition called myocardial ischaemia. It occurs when the heart muscle does not get as much blood (hence, as much oxygen) as it needs. This usually happens because one or more of the heart’s arteries are ...