Aggressive versus conservative therapy in unstable angina

R. A. Lange, L. D. Hillis

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In patients with unstable angina, non-Q-wave, and Q-wave myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic plaque rupture leads to a variable amount of platelet adhesion and aggregation, vasoconstriction, and partially or totally occlusive thrombus formation. This article focuses on the role of aggressive (routine angiography and revascularization) versus conservative (maximal medical therapy, with catheterization and revascularization reserved for those with spontaneous or provable ischemia) management of the patient with unstable angina.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-399
Number of pages13
JournalCardiology Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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