Angina pectoris: diagnosis and management essentials

This course, worth 1 CME credit, will take you through the essentials to confidently diagnose and manage patients with angina symptoms. It includes a visual summary of the key points in diagnosis and a case-based quiz to test your knowledge.

4 Modules

Angina pectoris: the basics

This modules outlines the pathophysiology, prevalence and risk factors for angina pectoris. It also describes the different types of angina.

4 items

How to diagnose angina pectoris?

This practical module summarises what signs and symptoms clinicians should be alert to in the patient's history and physical examination. It also lists the differential diagnoses to consider and recommended investigations.

How to manage angina pectoris?

This module reviews the management options, including lifestyle advice, pharmacological therapy, and revascularisation procedures. It also reviews the role of the Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinics.

Quiz: case scenario

How would you manage this patient presenting with neck pain?

What you'll learn

  • The pathophysiology and epidemiology of angina in the UK.
  • Key points from the latest ESC Guidelines on chronic coronary syndromes.
  • The significance the ISCHEMIA trial.
  • The risk/precipitating factors to be aware of when considering an angina diagnosis.
  • What aetiologies to consider in suspected angina.
  • The red flags in clinical presentation.
  • Appropriate investigations to carry out.
  • The various management options, including the role of the Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinics.
  • Prognosis indicators.

The Instructors


Editorial team, Wilmington Healthcare