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The conundrum of detecting stable angina pectoris in the community setting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20027189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Individuals with undetected stable angina pectoris (SAP) as a consequence of undiagnosed coronary artery disease are at high risk of poor quality of life and a premature fatal event (for example, sudden cardiac death out of hospital). If the extent and distribution of SAP are accurately identified at the population level, clinical screening could potentially be targeted and evaluated to optimize the management and secondary prevention of underlying coronary artery disease. Common measures of SAP in populations have important limitations. Measures chosen to identify such cases should reflect their validity as measures of undiagnosed SAP, currently symptomatic angina or lifetime diagnosis of angina.
Mary Russell; Marie Williams; Esther May; Simon Stewart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2009-12-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature reviews. Cardiology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1759-5010     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat Rev Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-27     Completed Date:  2010-04-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101500075     Medline TA:  Nat Rev Cardiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  106-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, City East Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angina Pectoris / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  etiology,  prevention & control
Community Health Services*
Coronary Artery Disease / complications,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  prevention & control
Mass Screening* / methods
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Reproducibility of Results
Secondary Prevention

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