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Angina may trump ischaemia in predicting stable coronary artery disease outcomes, but most cardiovascular events occur in patients without angina or asymptomatic ischaemia
  1. Richard Kones,
  2. Umme Rumana
  1. Department of Cardiology, Cardiometabolic Research Institute, Houston, Texas, USA
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Richard Kones, Department of Cardiology, Cardiometabolic Research Institute, Houston, TX 77054, USA; cardiacresearchinstitute{at}gmail.com

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The presence of angina portends a poor prognosis. Greater attention has recently been directed to asymptomatic ischaemia, the severity of which plays a role in development of chest pain1 and is a robust and independent predictor of mortality in patients with stable angina.2 Ischaemia during normal activity markedly raises the relative risk of cardiac events and mortality in patients with or without heart disease.3

Modern antianginal drugs, secondary prevention, diagnostic/invasive techniques and …

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