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what is angina?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Angina: It is chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle, generally due to obstruction or spasm of the coronary arteries.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
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. It may feel like indigestion. You may also feel pain in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw or back. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease , the most common heart disease. It happens when sticky substance called plaque builds up in arteries.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Angina: Angina means pain. Angina pectoris is chest pain caused by heart artery disease and is a serious problem.
Dr. Gabriel Purice
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
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 themself. They usually have chest pain and they feel short of breath.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Discomfort: Lack of circulation to the heart muscle causing an uncomfortable sensation in the mid chest which is often described as "tightness", "heaviness", "squeezing" or like a "weight on the chest".
Dr. Aveshen Govender
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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.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What exactly is angina?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
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 bloodflow. The sensation is a discomfort or sometimes squeezing or crushing pain centered or sometimes slightly left in the chest. It is not generally changed with position or with respiration. It generally gets worse with exertion or emotion.
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A 66-year-old female asked:

Is angina reversible?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes: Angina is treatable by intervention and/or medications. Talk to your cardiologist.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How to treat angina?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CAD Rx: Angina pectoris is treated with diet, exercise, aspirin, beta blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, statins and nitrates. When more symptom relief is needed, angioplasty or CABG may be indicated.
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A 39-year-old male asked:

Symptoms of angina?

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Can vary: The typical description would be: heaviness, pressure, like an elephant sitting on my chest, radiating to the shoulder. However in females and diabetics it could show up like reflux or an uncomfortable feeling in the chest. If you are worried about your symptoms it is best to be evaluated.
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A female asked:

Is angina hereditary

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Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 35 years experience
Can be: vascular disease can certainly be hereditary but even if one had the "bad" vascular genes you can still make a huge difference to reducing risk by dietary and lifestyle measures - including reducing stress, eating more of a plant based diet, reduce processed foods, moderate exercise and good sleep. Good luck to you!!

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