CME Symposium- The Challenges of Recurrent Angina after PCI: Selecting Paths to Improved Outcomes

This CME Symposium takes place on December 9, 2014, from 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The Challenges of Recurrent Angina after PCI:
Selecting Paths to Improved Outcomes

Duane Pinto, MD, MPH, FSCAI

Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Peter Stone, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

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Despite the widespread use and continuous evolution of revascularization strategies and optimal medical therapy for CAD, the incidence of recurrent angina after PCI remains high (occurring in 20% to 34% of patients in the first year after PCI), with frequent need for repeat revascularization and hospitalizations. Careful assessment is recommended to differentiate between non-cardiac and cardiac causes of recurrent angina after PCI; in the case of the latter, recurrent angina occurrence can be related to structural or functional causes. Even though a complete diagnostic algorithm has not been validated, ECG exercise testing, stress imaging and invasive assessment of coronary blood flow and coronary vaso-motion may be required. When repeated coronary revascularization is not indicated, therapeutic approaches should aim at targeting the underlying mechanism for the patient’s symptoms using a variety of antianginal drugs. Awareness of similarities and differences between antianginal drugs is important for appropriate selection of therapy; in addition to drug properties and clinical data, patient profile and practice guidelines should be considered. In this program, state-of-the-art presentations on recurrent angina after PCI and antianginal medications will be followed by a challenging interactive case presentation, enabling attendees to provide input and experts to elaborate best patient care.

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This educational activity is intended for Interventional Cardiology Fellows.

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