Henry I. Russek, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Burton L. Zohman, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The response of 100 patients with severe angina pectoris under long-term treatment with propranolol and isosorbide dinitrate has been determined by controlled objective evaluation and compared with the results obtained in 86 comparable patients treated surgically by means of double arterial implants. Both series were similar with regard to severity of angina, prevalence of previous myocardial infarction, and angiographic observations. A higher prevalence of seriously ill patients was present in the medically treated group. The dosage of propranolol was 20 to 100 mg, orally, t.i.d. before meals, and that of isosorbide dinitrate, 5 mg sublingually t.i.d. after meals. During 2
Russek HI, Zohman BL. Prognosis in Severe Angina Pectoris with Medical Versus Surgical Therapy.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:781. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-781_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):781.
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