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Much has been learned in the second half of the 20th century on underlying risk factors and strategies for cardiovascular disease prevention that may assist countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe in developing their own effective prevention and management strategies.
Many factors should be taken into consideration: the ageing population, accelerated changes in lifestyle and economic development.
Chronic Coronary Syndromes (CCS) and Angina pectoris in particular remain a major burden on a global scale.
However, considerable progress in the understanding of Chronic Coronary Syndromes has been achieved. This progress in the perception of CCS as a multifactorial disease has contributed to a decline in mortality for acute events.
In order to better equip physicians worldwide, a great number of guidelines have been issued in recent years, for example by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), as well as by other societies and organisations. The new guidelines recognise that chronic coronary disease may have many different facets and is a dynamic process of plaque accumulation and functional changes of coronary circulation that can be modified by lifestyle changes, pharmacological therapies and revascularisation.
Even though Guidelines have been presented in major conferences, implementation programmes at regional and national level are needed to promote a thorough application of clinical recommendations since many patients still progress to develop ischaemic heart failure.
Therefore the board of TMA has decided to create an online education platform to meet the educational gaps with a problem-based approach.
The objectives of the Angina updates platform are: