Although inflammation is a risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis, antibiotic therapy has not been shown to play a role in its secondary prevention.
Nitrates are effective agents for the treatment of acute anginal symptoms. In patients with chronic stable angina, nitrate therapy improves exercise tolerance, time to onset of angina, and ST segment depression during exercise testing. In this setting, they are particularly effective in combination with beta-blockers or calcium channel blockers.
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