Abdominal Angina

Overview

4.5 out of 5 (42 Reviews)

Credits

1.00

Post Assessment Questions

4

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

Stay up to date on the latest medical knowledge

Start This Activity
 
Need Help?  If you have a system or content concerns, please contact support@statpearls.com

Activity Description

Abdominal angina is postprandial pain that occurs in mesenteric vascular occlusive disease when blood flow to the colon is unable to meet visceral demands. This is similar to intermittent claudication in peripheral vascular disease or angina pectoris in coronary artery disease. This activity reviews the evaluation and treatment of abdominal angina and the role of the interprofessional team in recognizing and treating this condition.

Activity Image

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe patient history clues that might lead to consideration of abdominal angina.
  • Review the gold standard test for diagnosing abdominal angina.
  • Explain the interprofessional team's role in decreasing the high morbidity and mortality rates associated with abdominal angina.
  • Describe how careful patient monitoring and good communication among the interprofessional team will improve patient outcomes in those with abdominal angina.

Author(s) / Contributors Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Each author, editor, faculty and planning committee member have completed a disclosure form indicating that neither they nor their spouse/partner has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of this activity.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT: This activity has received NO commercial support.

Continuing Education Accreditation Information


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is reported to the following Maintenance of Certification (MOC) boards:
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
American Board of Pathology
  • Cardiovascular
  • Clinical Pathology
  • GI (incl. Liver, Pancreas, Bilary)
  • Hemostasis & Thrombosis/Coagulation
  • Surgical Pathology
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing and a money-back guarantee is provided if not completely satisfied.

  • StatPearls and ETSU reserve the right to cancel any course due to unforeseen circumstances. StatPearls and ETSU will not be responsible for other expenses incurred by the participant in the unlikely event that the program is canceled.

Equal Opportunity

  • StatPearls and ETSU are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Equal Access Institutions. 

Medium or Media Used:

  • Computer Requirements:  Internet Access
  • E-mail Address

Instructions for Credit

  1. Register for the activity and create a StatPearls login.     
  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation survey. 
  7. Obtain a certificate.

StatPearls and ETSU adhere to ACCME Standards regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is the policy of StatPearls and ETSU that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved, and also that authors and editors will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to starting the activity.

The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

  • If you need help with the system or have a question about content, please contact support@statpearls.com, or call 727-289-9796.
  • If you have a question about the ETSU CME providership, please contact wolfes1@etsu.edu.

 

Media Usage Rights

The contributors and editors of StatPearls have attested that all associated media (images and video) have been legally cleared for use with this activity.  All copyrights are reserved.

    Reviews

    gfhfh

    P. on 12/11/2020

    Deborah Z. on 1/3/2021

    Robin M. on 2/15/2021

    Lynn S. on 4/6/2021

    Whitney T. on 6/18/2021

    Bryan H. on 8/21/2021

    Huy D. on 8/28/2021

    B P. on 8/28/2021

    Timothy R. on 9/6/2021

    Casey B. on 9/17/2021

    Harry A. on 9/25/2021

    Christopher W. on 10/10/2021

    ROY A. on 10/11/2021

    Patrick G. on 10/14/2021

    I really don't know how I am supposed to answer the question regarding the author's expertise

    Emily D. on 10/18/2021

    Shantel B. on 10/20/2021

    Diane P. on 10/26/2021

    Kathleen D. on 10/31/2021

    sarah s. on 10/28/2021

    Kenneth W. on 11/27/2021

    Alvaro Z. on 11/30/2021

    Santiago C. on 12/2/2021

    Brendan O. on 12/2/2021

    Michelle M. on 12/7/2021

    It is incomplete discussion and not centered on IR. Should discuss and should have actual images like US, CTA, Angio. Should be focused on revascularization technique if this is to be an IR CME. Discussion should distinguish acute and chronic mesenteric ischemia as well as venous and arterial. See attached. Mesenteric ischemia can be classified into broad groups according to etiology 13: acute mesenteric ischemia (95% cases) arterial occlusive mesenteric ischemia (60-85% cases) embolic acute mesenteric ischemia (EAMI) thrombotic acute mesenteric ischemia (TAMI) non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) (15-30% cases) veno-occlusive mesenteric ischemia / venous acute mesenteric ischemia (VAMI) (5-15% cases) mixed, e.g. strangulating bowel obstruction chronic mesenteric ischemia (5%) Imaging features can vary depending on the time course and etiology and are therefore discussed separately in the articles above. A number of features are however common to most advanced acute cases and result from the bowel wall necrosis and perforation: FINDINGS: pneumatosis intestinalis: gas in intestinal wall pneumatosis portalis: gas in the portal vein or in mesenteric vein can be differentiated by pneumobilia because gas usually reaches the periphery of the liver while pneumobilia is usually about 2 cm short of external liver border, and is more clustered at the hilum pneumoperitoneum: perforation of the bowel submucosal hemorrhage: sensitivity for diagnosis is low (10%) with all true-positive cases having other CT findings present at diagnosis 10 variable amounts of free fluid

    Frank S. on 12/13/2021

    Tiffany M. on 12/16/2021

    Rodolfo S. on 12/18/2021

    JM H. on 12/19/2021

    Why is there a requirement for written answers after completing the test questions? pmcneill@mycvl.com Paul McNeill, MD FACS

    Paul M. on 12/19/2021

    Rajesh B. on 12/22/2021

    Dr J. on 12/23/2021

    Enrique L. on 1/1/2022

    SREEDEVI Y. on 1/1/2022

    Huy D. on 1/10/2022

    Rajesh B. on 2/4/2022

    Emily H. on 3/3/2022

    Evan H. on 2/23/2022

    devin n. on 2/26/2022

    Paul L. on 2/28/2022

    Kari B. on 4/25/2022

    Stephanie C. on 5/15/2022

    Ejaz J. on 5/20/2022

    Unlimited Physician CME

    Stay up to date on the latest medical knowledge with 6489 CME activities. In these online self-assessment activities, read our reference articles and test your knowledge with more than 7206 hours of CME.

    Learn About Lifetime CME

    Single Activity

    Take this single activity

    $39 1 activity

    6 Month Unlimited Physician CME

    Access to all the Unlimited Physician CME activities in all specialties.

    $249 per half year per user

    1 Year Unlimited Physician CME

    Access to all the Unlimited Physician CME activities in all specialties.

    $349 per 1 year per user