PMID: 3154686May 1, 1988

Additional molsidomine in refractory unstable angina pectoris

Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
O Bertel, G Noll

Abstract

In a prospective single-blind study we examined the effects of additional molsidomine in 20 patients (63 +/- 10 years; 15 males, 5 females) with unstable resting angina (greater than or equal to 3 attacks/24 hours) refractory to triple therapy (nitrates, calcium antagonists, and beta blockers) combined with heparin or aspirin. All but one patient had coronary artery disease documented by coronarography (n = 17) or by recent myocardial infarction (n = 3). Two patients had angiographically documented severe coronary spasms. Patients entered the study if coronary bypass surgery or PTCA could not be performed within 3 days after angiography (n = 9) or was not feasible due to anatomical or technical reasons (n = 6), concomitant malignant disease (n = 2), or age greater than 75 years (n = 3). All patients received molsidomine orally 12 to 24 mg/day. In 15 of the 20 patients molsidomine was given i.v. initially, starting with 20 mg i.v., followed by infusion of 1 to 4 mg/hour. Heart rate and blood pressure did not change significantly, and eight patients had a slight decrease of systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Severe adverse effects did not occur, and moderate headaches were reported by five patients. In 13 patients, unstable a...Continue Reading

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