Heart Health

08 June 2010

40-Year-Old Gout Drug Shows Promise Against Angina

Could be a less expensive treatment for the painful heart condition, study says

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Exercise tests further revealed that allopurinol enabled the angina patients to get more oxygen to heart tissue plagued by blood and oxygen deprivation due to the arterial narrowing that characterizes coronary heart disease. Without treatment, this oxygen supply issue -- called ischaemia -- often leads to the onset of severe chest pain, sometimes as often as once a week.


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