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angina pectoris
 

Angina is a symptom of coronary heart disease (CHD), which occurs when the arteries that carry blood to the heart become narrowed and blocked due to atherosclerosisAngina pectoris occurs when the heart muscle (myocardium) receives insufficient blood supply for a given level of work. Angina pectoris, or just angina, is defined by recurring chest pain or discomfort, heaviness, pressure, burning or squeezing that occur when a part of the heart does not receive enough blood.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

  • pain radiating in the arms, shoulders, jaw, neck, and/or back
  • nausea and shortness of breath may accompany the pain
  • pressing, squeezing, or crushing pain, usually in the chest under the breast bone

 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

  • medication
 
Types

Types include:

 

  • stable angina
  • unstable angina
  • prinzmetal's angina
Specialties
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  • cardiology

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