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 atherosclerosis. Angina 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 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
Treatment may include:
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