Angina module 3: pathophysiology

Released4 March 2015     Expires: 04 March 2017      Programme: Angina 1 CPD/CME credit

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Designed to give healthcare professionals a current update on the pathophysiology of angina, this is one of several modules in our angina programme.

Module first published: 06 July 2012
Revised module released: 04 March 2015

1 CPD/CME credit

Learning objectives

After completing this module, participants should be better able to:

• Understand the basic pathophysiology of angina
• Review the process of atherosclerosis
• Describe the vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque
• Understand how plaques lead to symptomatic coronary artery disease


Mary Sheppard, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Barry Harrington, Medical School, University College Cork


1 CPD/CME credit, 1.0 hour
BJC Learning has assigned one hour of CPD/CME credit to this module

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