How is angina pectoris managed in patients with aortic stenosis (AS)?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Xiushui (Mike) Ren, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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A patient presenting with angina pectoris requires monitoring and studies as listed above. Measures should be taken to relieve the chest discomfort. This may include the administration of nitrates, oxygen, and morphine. However, nitroglycerin-induced syncope occurs more often in patients with aortic stenosis than in those without aortic stenosis. This information should be obtained through the history at presentation.


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