Narrowing Coronary Sinus May Provide Relief From Refractory Angina

February 5, 2015 2:00 PM

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A device that narrows the coronary sinus can reduce angina symptoms and improve quality of life in patients with refractory angina who are not candidates for revascularization, according to phase II trial results published in the February 5, 2015, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

“If confirmed in subsequent trials, coronary sinus–reducing therapy may be a welcome and needed addition to the options to improve the quality of life of patients with refractory angina,” Christopher B. Granger, MD, of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (Durham, NC), and Bernard J. Gersh, MBChB, D...

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