© 2015

Pharmacological Treatment of Chronic Stable Angina Pectoris

  • Pablo Avanzas
  • Juan Carlos Kaski

Part of the Current Cardiovascular Therapy book series (CCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Gaetano Antonio Lanza
    Pages 1-32
  3. Jason M. Tarkin, Juan Carlos Kaski
    Pages 33-56
  4. Esteban López-de-Sá, José López-Sendón
    Pages 57-77
  5. Peter Ong, Udo Sechtem
    Pages 79-86
  6. Amelia Carro, Pablo Avanzas
    Pages 87-114
  7. Jason M. Tarkin, Juan Carlos Kaski
    Pages 115-134
  8. Alberto Dominguez-Rodriguez
    Pages 135-152
  9. Alda Huqi, Giacinta Guarini, Doralisa Morrone, Mario Marzilli
    Pages 153-172
  10. Giuseppe M. C. Rosano, Cristiana Vitale, Maurizio Volterrani
    Pages 173-188
  11. Juan Tamargo, Eva Delpón
    Pages 189-234
  12. Isaac Pascual, Pablo Avanzas, Raquel del Valle, César Morís
    Pages 235-264
  13. Mariagrazia Stracquadanio, Lilliana Ciotta
    Pages E1-E1
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 265-278

About this book


This book describes the clinical challenge currently posed by stable angina pectoris and provides guidance for those making clinical decisions regarding its pharmacological treatment. The importance of providing effective treatment is beyond dispute and this book deals with the most relevant aspects related to its pharmacological treatment. The pathogenesis of myocardial ischemia as the basis for rational treatment of angina is discussed thoroughly together with all major management goals including optimal symptom control and the secondary prevention of serious cardiovascular events.

Pharmacological Treatment of Chronic Stable Angina Pectoris provides a clear description of the mechanisms of action and clinical indications of available anti-angina drugs and strategies for the use of novel pharmacological agents. It also includes a critical appraisal of the major management guidelines, which will assist the reader to interpret current evidence and provide the most appropriate forms of treatment. The ongoing controversy regarding medical therapy versus myocardial revascularization for the management of stable angina pectoris is also addressed.

This eminently practical book will help guiding the reader through the complexities of the field and will be highly appreciated by clinicians, clinical cardiologists and cardiology trainees alike.


Anti-Anginal Drugs Beta-blockers Calcium Channel Blockers Cardiac Pharmacotherapy Chronic Stable Angina Ischemic Heart Disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Pablo Avanzas
    • 1
  • Juan Carlos Kaski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyHospital Universitario Central de AsturiasOviedoSpain
  2. 2.Cardiovascular and Cell Sciences Research InstituteSt George's University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Dr Pablo Avanzas is a Consultant in Interventional Cardiology at Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias in Oviedo, Spain. Dr Juan Carlos Kaski is Head of the Cardiovascular Sciences Research Centre at St George's University of London (UK) and President of the International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pharmacological Treatment of Chronic Stable Angina Pectoris
  • Editors Pablo Avanzas
    Juan Carlos Kaski
  • Series Title Current Cardiovascular Therapy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Curr. Cardiov. Ther.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-17331-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-17332-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 278
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This comprehensive book discusses the various medical therapies available to manage angina pectoris. … The book is aimed at a wide range of clinicians including medical students, interns, residents, general cardiologists, and interventional cardiologists. … This book would be a valuable addition to the library of any cardiologist or aspiring cardiologist interested in the medical management of angina.” (Arthur Menezes, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2015)