Jennifer Fisher Wilson
CME Objective: To review current evidence for diagnosis, treatment, and practice improvement of stable ischemic heart disease.
Funding Source: American College of Physicians.
Disclosures: Ms. Wilson, ACP Contributing Author, has disclosed no conflicts of interest. Disclosures can also be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-2656.
Editors' Disclosures: Christine Laine, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief, reports that she has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD, Executive Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Cynthia D. Mulrow, MD, MSc, Senior Deputy Editor, reports that she has no relationships or interests to disclose. Deborah Cotton, MD, MPH, Deputy Editor, reports that she has no financial relationships or interest to disclose. Jaya K. Rao, MD, MHS, Deputy Editor, reports that she has stock holdings/options in Eli Lilly and Pfizer. Sankey V. Williams, MD, Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Catharine B. Stack, PhD, MS, Deputy Editor for Statistics, reports that she has stock holdings in Pfizer.
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Wilson J.; Stable Ischemic Heart Disease. Ann Intern Med. 2014;160:ITC1-1. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-160-1-201401070-01001
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(1):ITC1-1.
Stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) affects many millions of Americans, with associated annual costs measured in tens of billions of dollars. It is a leading cause of death in the United States. SIHD occurs when coronary artery disease (CAD) reduces the blood supply to the heart and typically causes recurrent chest pain or pressure known as angina. The angina is exacerbated by activity or stress, lasts for minutes not seconds or hours, and goes away with rest or medication. Timely diagnosis and optimal treatment can reduce complications and mortality from SIHD.
Recent clinical guidelines are designed to improve clinical care for SIHD. For example, in 2011, the U.K. National Institute of Clinical Excellence released new guidance on the management of stable angina (www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG126) Also, in 2012, a collaboration of professional organizations in the United States released new guidelines for diagnosis and management (1–3).
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