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Circulation Journal
Vol. 74 (2010) No. 3 p. 589-591

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http://doi.org/10.1253/circj.CJ-09-1028

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Background: Low-energy shock wave (SW) therapy has improved myocardial ischemia in both a porcine model and in patients with severe angina pectoris. Methods and Results: To further confirm the effectiveness and safety of SW therapy, 8 patients with severe angina pectoris were treated with SW therapy in a double-blind, placebo-controlled and cross-over manner. SW therapy, but not placebo, significantly improved chest pain symptoms and cardiac function without any complications or adverse effects. Conclusions: Extracorporeal cardiac SW therapy is an effective, safe and non-invasive therapeutic option for severe angina pectoris. (Circ J 2010; 74: 589 - 591)

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