Prevent future attacks
The best way to manage angina attacks is to prevent them from happening at all. This can be achieved by several methods:
Diet restriction, moderate physical exercise, weight reduction and cessation of smoking. They are the simplest yet remain the most critical steps in preventing future attacks or preventing angina from happening at all.
After the first angina attack, your doctor will put you on a group of medications that are meant to decrease their frequency. They include beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, aspirin and anticoagulants. These drugs both prevent angina attacks and prevent the occurrence of complications as heart attacks and heart failure.
Your doctor may recommend some procedures as PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) or CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery). They aim at either widening of the narrowed blood vessels of the heart or establishing a new route for the blood to reach the heart’s muscle.