Recent advances in angina management: implications for nurses
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Recent advances in angina management: implications for nurses

Barbara Conway Clinical team leader, Darlington Primary Care Trust
Ahmet Fuat GP with a special interest in cardiology, Carmel Medical Practice, Darlington, County Durham

This article describes the physiology of the heart and the pathophysiology of angina. Diagnosis and treatment options, including pharmacological therapies, are outlined. The authors also discuss cardiac rehabilitation programmes and the extended role of nurses in managing patients with angina.

Nursing Standard. 21, 38,49-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.05.21.38.49.c4564

Correspondence

barbara.conway@darlingtonpct.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review