S. Islam, A. Timmis
Almanac 2013: stable coronary artery disease.
This almanac highlights more than 80 papers on stable coronary artery diseases (CAD). The certain aspects of CAD epidemiology over the past 40 years are highlighted. This review covers the major recent advances in such areas, related to CAD patients’ management, as diagnosis (including magnetic resonance imaging and computer tomography), treatment (optimal pharmacotherapy and invasive, such as coronary stenting and coronary artery bypass grafting) and prevention. The novel methods of CAD treatment (remote ischaemic preconditioning and novel lipid-lowering drugs) are discussed separately. The role of some prognostic biomarkers in CAD patients is also discussed.