Spinal cord stimulation treatment for cardiac syndrome X

Purins A, Mundy L, Merlin, T, Hiller, JE
Record ID 32008100163
Authors' results and conclusions: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) improved several cardiac syndrom X (CSX) patient clinical and quality of life markers, namely reductions in the number, severity and duration of angina episodes and concurrently improving stress test values and quality of life scores and reducing pain. These findings must be tempered by the small study sizes and the lack of cost effectiveness data. However, SCS appears to be a promising treatment for a previously untreatable ailment.
Authors' recomendations: There is a lack of effectiveness data supporting CSX therapy. Therefore HealthPACT has recommended that further assessment of this technology is no longer warranted.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2008
URL for published report: Not Available
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Spinal Cord
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
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