Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for Treatment of Severe Angina Pectoris Refractory to Maximal Medical and Surgical Management—A Case Report

Gregory J. Magarian, Becky Leikam, Robert Palac

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Abstract

This report describes the use of a transcutaneous nerve stimulator for the treatment of severe angina pectoris in a young man refractory to maximal medical management after coronary angioplasty and coronary bypass surgery. Its successful use resulted in a marked clinical improvement and an impressive reduction in hospitalizations and other utilization of health care resources. Consideration for use of a transcutaneous nerve stimulator should be given in similar patients when all other accepted medical and surgical treatment modalities fail to provide adequate pain control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-411
Number of pages4
JournalAngiology
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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