Overview: The study researched the outcomes of ivabradine and metoprolol for patients with stable angina pectoris.
Conclusion: Ivabradine and metoprolol can be beneficial for patients with stable angina pectoris.
This article presents results of a systematic review, which was designed for evaluating the effect of combination treatment with ivabradine and metoprolol on heart rate, frequency of angina attacks, frequency of using short-acting nitrates, and angina severity. The analysis included data from three large observational studies on efficacy of the ivabradine and metoprolol tartrate combination in patients with chronic angina. Results of the analysis supported the efficacy of the metoprolol and ivabradine combination in clinical practice, which provided effective decreases in the heart rate, frequency of angina attacks, requirement for short-acting nitrates, and alleviation of angina severity. The studies demonstrated good tolerability of this treatment.