I do not understand this sentence

Angina can be treated ambulatory (in out-patient) in stable angina.

I think ambulatory refers to ambulatory ECG monitoring. So I understand this that you can treat stable angina based on ambulatory ECG. How do you understand this sentence about "ambulatory" angina?


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Ambulatory means there is no emergency and refers to where the patient is and not to the disease itself (here the patient is out of hospital): for example there is no need to perform urgent PTCA or other procedures related to unstable CAD (coronary artery disease).

Another option is - to hospitalize the patient to perform urgent or planned procedures if the patient is unstable and there is deterioration in his/her status which may worsen and threaten the life.

The key word in this sentence "stable".


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