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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Angina: It is chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle, generally due to obstruction or spasm of the coronary arteries.
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Dr. Richard Ruden
38 years experience Dentistry
Chest pain: Angina is chest pain or discomfort you get when your heart muscle does not get enough blood. It may feel like pressure or squeezing pain in your chest ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Angina: Angina means pain. Angina pectoris is chest pain caused by heart artery disease and is a serious problem.
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Dr. Gabriel Purice
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Angina: as a word has its origin in greek and means strangling...suggestive of the symptoms that patient with angina pectoris have when they are exerting the ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Discomfort: Lack of circulation to the heart muscle causing an uncomfortable sensation in the mid chest which is often described as "tightness", "heaviness", "squ ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Angina: Angina is a type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. It is a symptom of coronary artery disease which can be life threatening.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
24 years experience Family Medicine
Can vary: The typical description would be: heaviness, pressure, like an elephant sitting on my chest, radiating to the shoulder. However in females and diabeti ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Angina is treatable by intervention and/or medications. Talk to your cardiologist.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Angina: Angina is the pain produced by not enough blood flow to the heart muscle. Both exercise and stress increase the heart need for blood flow to the muscl ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Angina is pain in the chest area due to poor blood flow to the heart muscle. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/angina/.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Eventually: Angina is the symptom you experience when your heart is not getting enough blood because of blockages in the coronary arteries. Prolonged untreated ca ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Chest pain from hear: Angina is the symptom that develops when there is a mismatch between the amount of oxygen required by the heart muscle and the amount provided be bloo ... Read More
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