Angina

BJC Learning Angina programme modules

This updated and revised angina programme contains seven modules designed to cover all aspects of the condition from the epidemiology and pathophysiology of coronary heart disease through to the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment with secondary prevention and antianginals. It has been independently written by leading UK and European cardiologists, radiologists, general practitioners and other health care professionals. Its 10 hours of interactive learning – endorsed by HEART UK The Cholesterol Charity and the British Junior Cardiologists’ Association – leads to 10 continuing professional development (CPD) credits.

A. Menarini Farmaceutica Internazionale SRL has provided funding for the production of this e-learning programme and has had no further editorial control or input. The views expressed in the programme are solely those of the authors.
PP-CA-UK-0145 Date of preparation: December 2019

Original modular programme:
Dr Chris Arden, GP with Special interest in Cardiology, Southampton
Dr Caroline Daly, Consultant Cardiologist, St James’s Hospital, Dublin
Dr Ranil De Silva, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Dr Barry Harrington, Physician, Adelaide Meath and National Children’s Hospital, Dublin
Dr Barry Hennigan, SpR, Adelaide Meath and National Children’s Hospital, Dublin
Dr David Holdsworth, Representative, British Junior Cardiologists’ Association
Ms Jenni Jones, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial NHS Trust, London
Ms Agnes Kaba, Clinical Nurse Specialist, West Middlesex University Hospital, London
Dr Luc Lorgis, Consultant Cardiologist, Service de Cardiologie, CHU, Dijon, France
Ms Linda Main, Dietetic Adviser, HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity
Dr David Mulcahy, Consultant Cardiologist, Adelaide Meath and National Children’s Hospital, Dublin
Dr Eliana Reyes, Cardiac Imaging, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Dr Henry Purcell, Senior Fellow in Cardiology, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Dr Francesco Saia, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Italy
Dr Mary Sheppard, Consultant Pathologist, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Revised modular programme director Dr Ranil De Silva:
Contributors:
Dr Richard Armstrong, Cardiology Research Fellow, St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Dr Jonathan Bennett, Cardiology Trainee, King’s College Hospital, London
Dr Kevin Cheng, Honorary Clinical Research Fellow, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London; Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Dr Eliana Reyes, Cardiac Imaging, Royal Brompton Hospital, London

Angina module 1: epidemiology

Released 4 March 2015   Programme: Angina 1 CPD/CME credit

Angina module 1: epidemiology
  • Define angina pectoris
  • Examine rates of new and established cases, in UK and other countries
  • Look at the geographical and ethnic differences in disease prevalence
  • Establish prognosis in patients with chronic stable angina

Angina module 2: prevention

Released 4 March 2015   Programme: Angina 1 CPD/CME credit

Angina module 2: prevention
  • Identify cardiovascular risk factors
  • Review aspects of population screening
  • Assess the benefits of individual risk factor interventions

Angina module 3: pathophysiology

Released 4 March 2015   Programme: Angina 1 CPD/CME credit

Angina module 3: pathophysiology
  • 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

Angina module 4: diagnosis

Released 4 March 2015   Programme: Angina 1.5 CPD/CME credits

Angina module 4: diagnosis
  • Consider basic requirements for investigating stable chest pain
  • Review the benefits and limitations of basic investigations
  • Assess the changing role of exercise electrocardiography

Angina module 5: advanced cardiac imaging

Released 4 March 2015   Programme: Angina 1.5 CPD/CME credits

Angina module 5: advanced cardiac imaging
  • Identify the most appropriate cardiac imaging technique for individual scenarios
  • Review how cardiac images are interpreted
  • Assess the advantages and limitations of various imaging methods

Angina module 6: secondary prevention and treatment

Released 4 March 2015   Programme: Angina 2.5 CPD/CME credits

Angina module 6: secondary prevention and treatment
  • Identify the principal drugs for secondary prevention and angina treatment
  • Understand their mode of action and clinical profile
  • Know when to use them appropriately

Angina module 7: revascularisation in stable coronary artery disease

Released 4 March 2015   Programme: Angina 1.5 CPD/CME credits

Angina module 7: revascularisation in stable coronary artery disease
  • Identify which patients are suitable for coronary revascularisation
  • Review techniques and technologies in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Compare optimal medical treatment versus revascularisation
  • Compare PCI versus coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery