Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)


Appropriateness of diagnostic coronary angiography in patients with stable coronary artery disease in Switzerland

Thursday, 2016/03/03, 16:00 h

In patients with symptoms of angina and low to intermediate pre-test probability of coronary heart disease (CHD) or known stable CHD guidelines recommend non-invasive ischemia testing (NIIT) instead of potentially harmful invasive coronary angiography (CA). Studies from the USA indicate that a large proportion of patients does not undergo recommended NIIT prior to CA. Furthermore data show a wide regional variation in the proportion of NIIT raising the question whether a substantial number of patients might currently undergo inappropriate invasive testing. In this interactive seminar I will present and discuss the frequency of NIIT prior to elective CA in Switzerland based on an insurance-claims data analysis.

Event organizer: ISPM Bern
Speaker: Prof. Dr. med. Oliver Senn MPH, Leiter Forschung, Facharzt Innere Medizin, Institut für Hausarztmedizin der Universität Zürich
Date: 2016/03/03
Time: 16:00 - 17:00 h
Locality: Seminarraum, Finkenhubelweg 11 (1st Floor)
ISPM Hauptgebäude
Finkenhubelweg 11
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge