Ranolazine enhances exercise performance when added to standard medications

Ranolazine, the first in a new class of antianginal agents called the partialfatty acid oxidation (pFOX) inhibitors, improves exercise performance andreduces angina frequency in patients who still have symptoms despite treatmentwith other antianginal medications, according to Bernard Chaitman, MD. Hereported the results of a Phase III study called the Combination Assessmentof Ranolazine in Stable Angina (CARISA).