Microvascular Angina - Diagnosis and Treatment

     

 

Microvascular Angina - Diagnosis and Treatment

Thursday 17th December 2015 @ 00:00pm (GMT)

Performed by

Professor JC Kaski

Honorary Consultant Cardiologist

St George's Hospital, NHS Trust, London, UK

Microvascular angina is more common a condition than initially thought and poses major diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Ischaemia triggered by coronary microvascular dysfunction affects subjects with and without coronary artery disease. The coronary microvessels are less responsive to vasodilator agents than the epicardial coronary arteries and this poses yet another difficulty in the management of patients affected by this condition.

  • Consultant cardiologists
  • Cardiologists in training
  • General physicians
  • GPs
  • SpRs

JC Kaski, DSc, MD, DM (Hons), FRCP, FESC, FACC, FAHA, is Professor of Cardiovascular Science at St George’s, University of London (SGUL), Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at St George’s Hospital, NHS Trust, London, UK and Director of the Cardiovascular and Cell Sciences Research Institute at SGUL. Prof Kaski is Doctor of Science, University of London, immediate Past-President of ISCP (International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy) and editorial board member and associate editor of numerous peer review journals. He is also Fellow of the ESC (FESC), the ACC (FACC), the AHA (FAHA), the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), and over 30 other scientific societies worldwide.

Prof Kaski’s research areas include mechanisms of rapid coronary artery disease progression, inflammatory and immunological mechanisms of atherosclerosis, microvascular angina and biomarkers of cardiovascular risk. Prof Kaski has published over 400 papers in peer-review journals, over 200 invited papers in cardiology journals and more than 130 book chapters. He has also edited six books on cardiovascular topics.

JC Kaski, DSc, MD, DM (Hons), FRCP, FESC, FACC, FAHA, is Professor of Cardiovascular Science at St George’s, University of London (SGUL), Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at St George’s Hospital, NHS Trust, London, UK and Director of the Cardiovascular and Cell Sciences Research Institute at SGUL. Prof Kaski is Doctor of Science, University of London, immediate Past-President of ISCP (International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy) and editorial board member and associate editor of numerous peer review journals. He is also Fellow of the ESC (FESC), the ACC (FACC), the AHA (FAHA), the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), and over 30 other scientific societies worldwide.

Prof Kaski’s research areas include mechanisms of rapid coronary artery disease progression, inflammatory and immunological mechanisms of atherosclerosis, microvascular angina and biomarkers of cardiovascular risk. Prof Kaski has published over 400 papers in peer-review journals, over 200 invited papers in cardiology journals and more than 130 book chapters. He has also edited six books on cardiovascular topics.