Usefulness of persistent silent myocardial ischemia in predicting a high cardiac event rate in men with medically controlled, stable angina pectoris

Eduardo de Marchena, Joseph Asch, Jose Martinez, Paula Wozniak, Juan D. Posada, Juan Pittaluga, Gabriel Breuer, Simon Chakko, Kenneth M. Kessler, Robert J. Myerburg

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The presence of silent myocardial ischemia that persists after medical therapy for unstable angina identifies a subgroup at high-risk for cardiovascular events.1-3 In addition, the presence of concomitant silent myocardial ischemic episodes in patients with angina pectoris appears to predict a higher risk of subsequent cardiac events.4-7 This study was designed to determine the incidence, extent and prognostic significance of silent myocardial ischemia in patients with stable angina pectoris who have been rendered pain-free by medical therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-392
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 15 1994


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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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