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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.
Dr. Rama Garimella
Cardiology 33 years experience
Chest pressure: Chest pain or discomfort, pressure, heaviness tightening, pain in your arms, neck, jaw, shoulder or back accompanying chest pain nausea ...
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Typical symptoms: The common symptom is a pain, ache, discomfort or tightness that you feel across the front of the chest when you exert yourself. . You may also, or just, feel the pain in your arms, jaw, neck or stomach. An angina pain does not usually last long. It will usually ease within 10 minutes when you rest. If you take some glyceryl trinitrate, it should go within 1-2 minutes
Dr. Cary Rose
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Specializes in Cardiology
Chest pain: Angina is different in men and women. Angina is usually chest pain that lasts 30 minutes or so, associated with shortness of breath, sweating, and arm pain. In women, shortness of breath usually predominates.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The symptoms of Angina include:: Chest pain, Chest pressure, Rapid heart beat.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is angina disease hereditable?

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Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Angina pectoris is chest pain that occurs with exertion. It is caused by a narrowing or partial blockage in the arteries. Coronary artery disease (blockage of the arteries to the heart) is strongly influenced by family history or genetics as well as other factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol, exercise level, and smoking.
A 21-year-old member asked:

My dad died of angina, am I more likely to get it?

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Dr. Amy Gruszecki
Pathology 27 years experience
Yes: Your dad likely died of the medical conditions that cause angina - atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and hypertensive cardiovascular disease. These diseases are passed on in families. So you have a likely chance to also have those diseases.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Agree. This is the 21st century and if you choose a fitness lifestyle, it will generally protect you from coronary artery atherosclerosis despite your family history.
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A 52-year-old member asked:

Is eecp an enhanced external counter pulsation for angina?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
To decrease angina: Enhanced external counterpulsation (eecp) is a procedure that forces more blood to flow into the coronary arteries (which supply blood to heart muscle). A person uses the eecp machine 1 hour, 5 days a week, for 7 weeks. The treatments are intended to cause long-term improvements in blood flow to the heart muscle, thus decreasing angina (chest pain) symptoms. Only certain patients qualify for eecp.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

When could eecp treatment be used for people with angina?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Must meet criteria: Only certain patients qualify for eecp treatment. Some criteria include: being no longer helped by medicinal therapy, having angina that is restricting one from doing daily activities, being at high risk of complications if catheterization or surgical treatments were to be done, not having blood pressure, heart rate, or heart valve problems that would disqualify one for eecp, etc...
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A 59-year-old female asked:

I was diagnosed with having Ludwig angina. Can you tell me what that is, the symptoms and treatment.

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Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Use website: This is a good website for you to get answers to all your questions. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001047.htm

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