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Is there a cure for stable angina?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Stable angina can be successfully treated in a number of different ways, but there is no magic cure or foolproof way to prevent it. Treatment focuses on getting the blood to flow more easily to the heart, and on addressing the underlying cause of the angina. Medications are often used. A successful treatment plan will often incorporate lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and staying at a healthy weight, as both obesity and smoking not only increase your risk of angina, they make heart attack more likely. Exercise and eating a diet high in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables are also often part of a successful treatment plan.

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