Caused by inadequate blood flow to the myocardium d/t either plaque occlusions w/in or spasms of the coronary arteries. W/< blood flow, there is a <in O2 to the myocardium, which results in pain.
What is Ischemia?
Poor blood supply to an organ
What is Ischemic heart disease?
poor blood supply to the heart muscleAtherosclerosis, CAD
What is a MI or Myocardial Infarction?
Necrosis of cardiac tissue ->disabling or fatal
What are the therapeutic objectives with Antianginal meds?
^blood flow to ischemic heart muscle &/or <myocardial O2 demandminimize the frequency of attacks & <the duration & intensity of anginal painImprove the pts fxnal capacity w/as few A/E as possiblePrevent or delay the worst possible outcome: MI
What are some NON-pharmacological measures to control angina?