Dr. Chauncey W. Crandall, M.D. ischief of the Cardiac Transplant Program at the world-renowned Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.. He practices interventional, vascular, and transplant cardiology. Dr. Crandall received his post-graduate training at Yale University School of Medicine, where he also completed three years of research in the Cardiovascular Surgery Division. Dr. Crandall regularly lectures nationally and internationally on preventive cardiology, cardiology healthcare of the elderly, healing, interventional cardiology, and heart transplants. Known as the “Christian physician,” Dr. Crandall has been heralded for his values and message of hope to all his heart patients. Dr. Crandall is author of Dr. Crandall’s Heart Health Report newsletter.

Dr. Chauncey W. Crandall, M.D.

When Your Angina Is Unstable

Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 08:20 PM

By Dr. Crandall

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When it comes to angina, cardiac-related chest pain that occurs during exercise or other strenuous activity, it’s important to distinguish between the stable and unstable types.

In stable angina, the pain occurs at predictable intervals, such as when you exercise to a certain
point. This type of angina does not require a stent or cardiac bypass surgery.
In fact, stable angina is best treated with exercise to improve the blood flow to the heart, as well as cholesterol-lowering drugs and nitroglycerin before exercise, if needed. This regimen can lessen the angina and, in some cases, it will disappear altogether.
On the other hand, if your angina recurs unpredictably, this may mean you have unstable angina, which puts you at risk for a heart attack. This type of angina is often treated with an aggressive medication adjustment program and possible future diagnostic cardiac catheterization to determine if a stent or bypass surgery is needed.

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