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How does propranolol treat angina?

The medication allows the heart to function with less oxygen and blood. The decreased workload limits the frequency of angina attacks. Propranolol does not cure angina, but rather controls symptoms of the condition. By controlling symptoms of angina, propranolol helps the heart function more effectively and better tolerate exercise.

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