Cardiovascular Disease: A Case Study
There are two types of angina, stable and unstable. With stable angina, the symptoms only occur with certain activities, and rarely gets worse over time ("Angina," 2015). This slow onset gives the patient and doctors ample time to diagnose the condition and begin treatment. Unstable angina has a sudden onset and often gets worse over a short period, and is a warning sign that a heart attack may happen soon ("Angina," 2015).
In 2015, Doctor George A. Stouffer III, writes that patients with stable angina, medical therapy is recommended as first-line treatment unless one or more of the following indications for PCI or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are present:
• Severe …show more content…
With so many variables it is highly unlikely that the United States will change how it utilizes PCI or thrombolysis for cardiac patients. The American Heart Association acknowledges the most important principle is “the appropriate, and timely use of some form of reperfusion therapy is likely more important than the choice of therapy” (Anbe et al., 2004, p.