Spinal cord stimulation in patients with refractory anginal pain and normal coronary arteries

G. A. Lanza, A. Sestito, S. Sandric, B. Cioni, G. Tamburrini, A. Barollo, F. Crea, F. De Seta, M. Meglio, F. Bellocci, A. Maseri

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Abstract

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been shown to be effective in patients with refractory angina and coronary artery disease. No previous study assessed the clinical effects of SCS in patients with refractory angina who present angiographically normal coronary arteries. [[Methods. SCS was performed in 7 patients (4 men, 3 women, mean age 59.3± 11 years) with refractory angina and normal coronary arteries. Clinical was assessed after SCS device implantation and at a mean follow-up of 11 months (range 2-17 months) by :1) an estimate of the number of anginal attacks and nitrate consumption in the 2 weeks prior to implantation and to follow-up visits; 2) a score of quality of by a visual analogic scale;3) a five-item questionnaire assessing effort angina and satisfaction with treatment;4) treadmill exercise testing. [[Results. At the last follow-up the number of anginal episodes (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalItalian Heart Journal
Volume2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Normal coronary arteries
  • Quality of life
  • Refractory angina
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Syndrome X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Lanza, G. A., Sestito, A., Sandric, S., Cioni, B., Tamburrini, G., Barollo, A., Crea, F., De Seta, F., Meglio, M., Bellocci, F., & Maseri, A. (2001). Spinal cord stimulation in patients with refractory anginal pain and normal coronary arteries. Italian Heart Journal, 2(1), 25-30.