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How do medications treat stable angina?

A number of medications are used, often in combination, to treat stable angina. These include aspirin, which helps blood flow more easily, and statins, which reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood and can even reduce cholesterol buildup. Nitrates, calcium channel blockers, and beta blockers are often used to treat angina, because they all cause blood vessels to become more open so that blood can flow.

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