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 C Chakko, Kenneth M. Kessler, Robert J. Myerburg

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Abstract

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
Volume73
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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