Myocardial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Seems to Really Work in Refractory Angina Patients

Slavich M, Ancona F, Margonato A
Unità Terapia Intensiva Coronarica, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

Presented during the Acute Cardiovascular Care congress  2015 (17 – 19 October, Vienna) 


Refractory angina represents a well defined population of patients with angina that are not suitable for further revascularization procedures and complain symptoms on top of medical therapy. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) represents an innovative non invasive tool capable to promote the release of angiogenic factors. The aim of the study is to evaluate the role of ESWT in patients with refractory angina

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