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Coronary sinus intervention for the treatment of refractory angina pectoris

Author(s): Yoav Paz | Amihay Shinfeld

Journal: Vascular Health and Risk Management
ISSN 1176-6344

Volume: 2011;
Issue: default;
Start page: 135;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Yoav Paz1,3, Amihay Shinfeld2,31General Intensive Care Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; 2Department of Cardiac Surgery, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Tel Aviv, Israel; 3Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, IsraelWe read with great interest the article ‚ÄúRecent advances in the management of chronic stable angina II. Anti-ischemic therapy, options for refractory angina, risk factor reduction, and revascularization‚ÄĚ by Dr Richard Kones.1 Dr Kones presents an excellent review in which he describes some invasive anti-anginal therapies for the treatment of those ill-fated patients who suffer from refractory angina pectoris (RAP), a type of angina pectoris that persists despite optimal medical therapy, in patients who are not candidates for revascularization.