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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 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:

  • medication

Types include:


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

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