RESEARCH

Where possible I have tried to publish links to articles that do not need log ins, however in some cases you may need an Athens Log on to access these papers, if that is the case I would advise you to speak to your doctor who will have access.

February 07, 2017

Benefits of Oxygen Therapy on pain and fatigue

It has been found that not getting sufficient oxygen in teh muscles can cause pain and fatigue. Oxygen Therapy can help with this pain and can help to increase exercise capacity.

January 01, 2004

Coronary Spastic Angina in Patients With Connective Tissue Disease

An interesting article detailing the links between, vasospastic angina, connective tissue disease and raised C reactive protein.

June 22, 2015

The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Refractory Angina

A study was conducted in 2013 of the effectiveness of Spinal Cord Stimulation on refractory angina patients. The trial did not meet the target patient group size but there are some promising results within the smaller test group. The link will ake you through to both the study protocol and results.

 

The role of L-arginine

An interesting 2015 article from the Cholesterol and Metabolism Centre of the Cincinnati Jewish Hospital about the 20% of Prinzmetal's angina patients who do not respond to current treatments. More specifically this reviews the (eNOS) T786C mutation and the effect the role L-arginine plays in the release of nitric oxide.

November 01, 2012

The Long Term Risks of Prinzmetal's

A very comprehensive article on the risks of Prinzmetal's based on 12 year study - Persistent Angina Pectoris, Cardiac Mortality and Myocardial Infarction During a 12 Year Follow up in 273 Variant Angina Patients without Fixed Coronary Stenosis.

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