Sep 25, 2013
Check out this Journal on an excellent study done on microvascular angina, healing/changing of the heart's microvessels and an old diabetic medication. Very good study results and helpful in reducing the number of anginal episodes daily.
I have been on Metformin 500 mg twice a day since May 2013 with good results showing as a reduction in overall angina/chest pain/SOB daily episodes by 25% reduction.
This is a cheap medicine that is known to impact endothelium of blood vessels. It only takes 8 weeks to show improvement but it needs to be taken as an on-going medication. Emory Cardiology in Atlanta is using this med on their microvascular angina patients with good results.
Highly recommend. My severity and a 25% reduction of daily pain is significant. Hugs to all, Joan.
"Effects of Metformin on Microvascular Function and Exercise Tolerance in Women with Angina and Normal Coronary Arteries".
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2006 published by Elsevier Inc. Vol. 8, No. 5, 2006