Coronary Artery Disease (OnlineMedEd)

Coronary heart disease also known as ischemic heart disease occurs when there is inadequate supply of blood to the myocardium. This is most commonly due to atherosclerosis obstruction of the epicardial coronary arteries. Patients are referred to as stable when symptoms, if present, are manageable with either medical or revascularization therapy.

Angina pectoris, or angina for short, occurs when myocardial oxygen demand exceeds oxygen supply; the clinical manifestation is often chest discomfort. Stable angina pectoris, or stable angina, refers to chest discomfort that occurs predictably and reproducibly at a certain level of exertion and is relieved with rest or nitroglycerin. Most patients with Coronary heart disease will experience angina as part of the clinical manifestations of the disease

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1 year ago

Great lecture. You said that only if the patient has chest pain they get nitrates, But isn’t the patient’s complaint chest pain? Also though these patients go home with the meds you mentioned, do they get all those meds acutely?