Is angina life threatening?
Angina signals hert
disease, the number one killer in the industrialized world. Two to
four percent of te people with angina die from heart disease. More
than 7 million people in the United States suffer with angina. An
estimated 350, 000 new cases occur each year. Of this number,
approximately 1 million will have invasive procedures; 6 million
patients who are maintained on drug therapy live in varying degrees
of discomfort. Angina is frequently crippling and disabling;
patients are often unable to maintain their lifestyles.