Table 2

Screening pro forma suitable for use in screening examinations

  • NB If angina is diagnosed for the first time the screening nurse should refer the patient to the doctor. Referral to a cardiologist for full evaluation may be important because further investigation may be indicated on prognostic grounds even if symptoms are not severe. Of more immediate concern is lifestyle advice, control of blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and diabetes mellitus, and therapy with low dose aspirin.