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Stable angina


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STABLE ANGINA

Stable angina is usually caused by flow-limiting partial occlusion of a coronary artery or arteries by a stable atheromatous plaque, hence the modern term ‘stable coronary artery disease’ (SCAD). Without treatment, SCAD has been associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In this resource, we look at investigations for diagnosis and some methods of management.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this resource, you should be able to:

  • Identify risks factors that lead to the formation of atheromatous plaques, and angina
  • Explain the risks of angina to patients
  • Know when it is appropriate to arrange exercise tolerance/stress testing to diagnose angina
  • Approach the clinical management of a patient with angina in a systematic and informed manner

Author

Dr Raj Thakkar, GP, Buckinghamshire

This resource is provided at advanced level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.