Several clinical studies have compared the anti-ischaemic properties of trimetazidine used as monotherapy with those of standard anti-anginal therapy. In the treatment of uncontrolled angina pectoris, the addition of a metabolic agent such as trimetazidine to existing therapy with a haemodynamic agent would appear to confer advantages over the addition of a second haemodynamic agent. Here we report the results of three studies conducted in Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary that provide additional evidence for the beneficial effects of combining trimetazidine with a conventional haemodynamic agent such as β-blockers, long-acting nitrate or calcium channel blockers. This combination provided significant benefits in terms of improved exercise capacity and decreased number of angina attacks along with a good tolerability profile.
|Journal||Coronary Artery Disease|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2 2001|
- Angina pectoris
- Coronary artery disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine