Nifedipine (10 mg orally six times daily) was given to patients with unstable angina persisting despite adequate beta-blockade (group I, 35 patients) or despite the association of adequate beta-blockade and sublingual isosorbide dinitrate (group II, 47 patients). Stabilization of anginal symptoms was achieved in 31/35 patients of group I and in 39/47 patients of group II. Aorto-coronary bypass grafting was carried out in 19 patients because of persisting unstable angina (five patients) or because of the severity of residual angina (14 patients). Tolerance to these drug combinations was excellent, with side-effects consisting mainly of transient headache (eight patients) and noncardiac ankle edema (eight patients). Nifedipine was found to be valuable in stabilizing unstable angina persisting despite beta-blockade and nitrate.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1982|