Alternative approaches to the medical management of angina pectoris: Acupuncture, electrical nerve stimulation, and spinal cord stimulation

E. A. Bueno, R. Mamtani, W. H. Frishman

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Complementary or alternative modalities of medical treatment have been gaining attention as primary or supplementary therapies in cardiovascular disease pain management. However, definitive research in these areas has been limited by the inability to perform placebo-controlled trials when evaluating these treatments. Preliminary studies have suggested a possible benefit from acupuncture, electrical nerve stimulation, and spinal cord stimulation in the treatment of patients with angina pectoris and coronary artery disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-241
Number of pages6
JournalHeart Disease
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2001



  • Acupuncture
  • Alternative medicine
  • Argina pectoris
  • Complementary medicine
  • Electrical nerve stimultation
  • Spinal cord stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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