VIDEO INTERVIEW – Stable chronic angina: revascularization versus medical therapy

OVERVIEW
One of the major complications that can develop in patients with hypertension is coronary artery disease. The presence of stable coronary artery disease classifies a patient with hypertension as one at very high cardiovascular risk, irrespective of their blood pressure values (even if these are lower than 140 / 90 mmHg). Consequently, this pathological condition requires careful patient evaluation and appropriate treatment. Guidelines can help the clinician care for these patients, but it is important that signs and symptoms are carefully monitored and followed in individual patients to achieve the best outcome. An important issue is whether a patient with stable chronic angina should be revascularized or treated pharmacologically. In addition, for those for whom the choice is pharmacological treatment, what are the best options? This video interview will discuss the risks for patients with hypertension and stable coronary artery disease and the best therapeutic options to limit the negative cardiovascular consequences of the disease.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the pathogenetic mechanisms leading from hypertension to stable coronary artery disease
  2. Illustrate the cardiovascular risk linked to the presence of stable coronary artery disease
  3. Examine the evidence supporting revascularization of patients with stable coronary artery disease and discuss when the procedure is not appropriate
  4. Discuss the best therapeutic approach to improve outcomes in patients with hypertension and stable coronary artery disease


TARGET AUDIENCE
This activity is designed for Cardiologists, General Practitioners, Internists and those treating patients with cardiovascular disorders.

FACULTY

Felix Mahfoud
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine III
Cardiology, Angiology, Intensive Care Medicine
Saarland University Hospital
Homburg, Germany

BIOGRAPHY

Felix Mahfoud is an Associate Professor and senior physician of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Saarland University Hospital, and Affiliate/Visiting Professor Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Medical Engineering and Science, Cambridge, US. Professor Mahfoud completed training in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at the Department for Internal Medicine III, Saarland University Hospital, Germany in 2014. Since 2017, he has served as Vice Chairman of the ‘Working Group on Interventional Hypertension Treatment’ for the European Society of Hypertension, and as a Committee Member of the 2018 Hypertension Guidelines.

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Felix Mahfoud                       Declared no potential conflict of interest

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LANGUAGE
This activity will be in English, with Arabic and Mandarin Chinese subtitles.


RELEASE DATE
30 September 2021


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This independent educational program is made possible thanks to an educational grant received from Merck Healthcare KGaA Darmstadt Germany.

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