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Shock therapy reduces angina symptoms

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A preliminary assessment of cardiac shockwave therapy has found it to be a “non-invasive, effective and safe” intervention for patients with refractory coronary heart disease, according to Chinese scientists.

Therapeutic management of the disease is critical to improving cardiovascular function and quality of life of angina sufferers, who typically are prescribed nitroglycerin to help manage the condition.

The Kumming Medical College study of nine patients between the ages of 50 and 70 who underwent the therapy reported improved myocardial blood flow and regional systolic function, as well as reduced recourse to nitroglycerin.

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