Daniel Katz, MD; Michael C. Gavin, MD, MPH
CME Objective: To review current evidence for diagnosis, treatment, and practice improvement of stable ischemic heart disease.
Acknowledgment: The authors thank Jennifer Fisher Wilson, author of the previous version of this In the Clinic.
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Stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) is a leading cause of death in the United States and many other countries. The defining pathobiology is an imbalance between the metabolic demands of the myocardium and its oxygen supply, which most often results from coronary artery atherosclerosis. The classic presenting symptom of SIHD is angina, but clinical presentation varies greatly among patients. Since the last In the Clinic on SIHD in 2014, several new drugs have been approved to reduce ischemic complications, such as myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure.
Katz D, Gavin MC. Stable Ischemic Heart Disease. Ann Intern Med. 2019;171:ITC17–ITC32. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/AITC201908060
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2019;171(3):ITC17-ITC32.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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