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How to discriminate angina decubitus from Gerd? Both happen when someone is lying down and have similar symptoms?

How to discriminate angina decubitus from Gerd? Both happen when someone is lying down and have similar symptoms?

Testing: This is why chest pain is serious. As both can mimic each other. A trained history, physical with appropriate testing is sometimes the only way to decipher the two. I would get checked immediately at the emergency room. Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Decubitus (Definition)

A decubitus ulcer is a pressure sore, caused by unrelieved pressure-induced ischemic tissue death. Decubiti are most commonly seen in areas of chronic pressure (heels, buttocks, thighs, and even the back of the head) in patients who are immobilized without being turned and repositioned. These are commonly elderly, comatose, or paralyzed individuals who cannot offload ...Read more


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How dyslipidemia can cause angina?

How dyslipidemia can cause angina?

Leads to plaque: Dyslipidemia where specifically, a high cholesterol or triglyceride level in your blood can cause plaque to form in your blood vessels. This plaque results in blockage and slows the blood flow to your heart. This decreased blood flow can cause less oxygen to get to your heart which then causes chest pain or angina. The pain is pronounced during high activity when the heart demands more oxygen. ...Read more

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Why does angina cause pain and breathlessness?

Why does angina cause pain and breathlessness?

Lack oxyen: Lack of oxygen causes pain in any muscle when oxygen demand out strips suply. In the legs its called cludication. As for the shortness of breath it can be due to the dysfunction of the left ventricle due to poor oxygen suply. Much like an engine sputters if the fuel line is clogged. Along with heart failure pain and anxiety can also cause shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Can angina cause hypertension? Is it possible for a condition such as angina to be directly responsible for causing hypertension? .

Can angina cause hypertension? Is it possible for a condition such as angina to be directly responsible for causing hypertension? .

Related: Htn and angina are related. Htn is a risk factor for getting angina. If the angina is poorly controlled then the pains can cause anxiety and raise your blood pressure to rise. ...Read more

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Can angina cause hypertension? Is it possible for a condition such as angina to be directly responsible for causing hypertension? .

Can angina cause hypertension? Is it possible for a condition such as angina to be directly responsible for causing hypertension? .

Connection exists: Yes chest pain can cause your nervous sytem to produce adrenaline and this can elevate your blood pressure, athersclerosis is the disease that cause your blood vessels to be damaged and can cause elevated BP and angina. ...Read more

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Can angina cause death?

Can angina cause death?

Eventually: Angina is the symptom you experience when your heart is not getting enough blood because of blockages in the coronary arteries. Prolonged untreated can lead to heart failure, heart attack, and death. That being said, your coronary artery disease can usually be treated and you will not necessarily die. ...Read more

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What is the cause of angina pectoris?

What is the cause of angina pectoris?

Blocked heart artery: Typical angina is caused by partial of a coronary artery causing inadequate blood supply to meet the oxygen demands of the heart. ...Read more

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What cause angina to affect the system and how it affect the system?

What cause angina to affect the system and how it affect the system?

Trouble for heart: Angina is an uncomfortable sensation from heart muscle suffering from lack of circulation - essentially acute oxygen deprivation. If this deprivation is not corrected, then a heart attack, with permanent heart muscle damage, can follow. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What could cause very sudden but extremely brief "jolt" in center of chest during jogging? Didn't experience the typical angina sensations at all.

What could cause very sudden but extremely brief "jolt" in center of chest during jogging? Didn't experience the typical angina sensations at all.

Chest pain: It most likely was musculoskeletal. It does not sound like angina. It was not associated with nausea, or dizziness or other systemic symptoms associated with angina and it sounds like it only lasted a very brief time. However you should get checked up with and EKG and good cardiovascular exam. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause angina? Can it be reversed?

Can anemia cause angina? Can it be reversed?

Anemia: It can if the anemia is so severe. It can be reversed depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Can prinzmetal angina caused by an angiogram?

Can prinzmetal angina caused by an angiogram?

Coronary vasospasm: Coronary vasospasm occasionally occurs during a cardiac catheterization but it's difficult to know what factors caused the spasm to occur. Prinzmetal angina is accompanied by certain ekg changes at the time of the vasospasm and this may be rare during coronary angiography. An interventional cardiologist is best suited to answer your question. ...Read more

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Why does angina causes pain in the chest and arm?

Why does angina causes pain in the chest and arm?

Common nerve roots: The pain fibers in the spine innervate areas of the body (dermatomes) in relation to their proximity to the spine during development. The heart, upper chest and left arm develop with the same set of nerves. When you get angina, the heart hurts and co-stimulates the nerves of the arm and upper chest. Always keep in close contact with your cardiologist if you have this. ...Read more

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Poison can cause angina? Is it possible that poison, in particular poisonous metals, can cause angina?

Poison can cause angina? Is it possible that poison, in particular poisonous metals, can cause angina?

Many: Many toxins can cause spasm of the coronary arteries resulting in angina, so it is possible. This is not a classic symptom of metal poisoning though. ...Read more

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Are Sympathetic Nerve Blocks effective at calming the sympathetic system which causes angina and migraines? If not, why not? Would seem logical.

Are Sympathetic Nerve Blocks effective at calming the sympathetic system which causes angina and migraines? If not, why not? Would seem logical.

The key here: Is that you have to be able to inject the specific nerves that are causing the problem such as in the neck, low back, arm for regional pain syndromes. One doesn't have access to the sympathetic nerves inside the skull causing the migraine or supplying the coronary arteries along the heart surface that are causing angina. ...Read more

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Which types of heart conditions cause angina pain?

Several: Angina is chest, jaw, arm, back or shoulder pain that comes from the heart due to lack of proper blood flow to heart muscle. The classic cause of angina is coronary disease, this is typically cholesterol blockage of the arteries of the heart. Another cause is "syndrome x" which is spasm in the small vessels of the heart. Prinzmetal angina is caused my spasm (pinching) of larger heart arteries. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause angina?

Can a kidney infection cause angina?

No: No....Coronary artery blockages are cause for angina. In rare instances coronary spasm can also cause it. ...Read more

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If someone had angina from a quick BP drop but stabilizes will it cause damage or cause ventricular tachycardia?

No permanent injury: If the angina was caused by the blood pressure drop (caused, for example, by a medication), and it resolved (and the heart rhythm was normal) when the blood pressure returned to norma, l it is unlikely it caused permanent damage. However, if the angina was the cause of the blood pressure drop, that would be more concerning. Either way, this needs to be carefully evaluated by a doc. ...Read more

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What could cause chest tightness and squeezing after but not during exercise? Isn't angina type pain typically during increased exertion?

Yes but: You're correct, however there are exceptions to every rule. If you're having chest tightness and squeezing, it could be an atypical form of angina, but could also be a type of asthma or muscle spasms. It would be best to talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I just got back from the ER - double checking, is it safe to take ranexa (ranolazine) while wearing a nitro patch for angina caused by mvd?

I just got back from the ER - double checking, is it safe to take ranexa (ranolazine) while wearing a nitro patch for angina caused by mvd?

See your: Cardiologist. Ranexa (ranolazine) can cause problems with certain people who a hrt problem involving electrical conduction in the heart. Prolongation qt interval. ...Read more

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Urgent! Burning chest pain when breathin all day no relief started after waking up nonstop no sob cause? History: hbp palps angina tachy minimal

Urgent! Burning chest pain when breathin all day no relief started after waking up nonstop no sob cause? History: hbp palps angina tachy minimal

Urgent: If you are that distressed, go to the doctor. If you have already done so and haven't asked what is going on, do so. There are many possibilities and out on the web an answer isn't likely to be forthcoming. ...Read more

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I have what I would call variant angina since broken heart syn. In 2011. It's so hard to tell when I need ED cause it happens so much is this common?

I have what I would call variant angina since broken heart syn. In 2011. It's so hard to tell when I need ED cause it happens so much is this common?

Talk to your Dr.: Your angina should be controlled by optimizing your medications. Beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, nitrates, and at times Ranexa (ranolazine) can be used depending on the cause of the angina. Most of the time more than one agent is required to bring it under control. If you are having frequent symptoms you should to your cardiologist to help bring tem under control. ...Read more

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Angina and yawning, is this caused by lack of oxygen?

Angina and yawning, is this caused by lack of oxygen?

Sort of yes but: Angina is the lack of oxygen in an area of the heart and is due usually to a closure or stricture of an artery.
Yawning is due to less oxygen and might very normal, happening when our respiration is slowed or just before falling asleep, is a normal happening. ...Read more

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I have sharp stabbing pain middle upper back & shoulder no sob cause? Have htn, 3/10 chest X-ray for angina found l/s mild atelectasis, fell on butt 2x

Chest pain: Chest pain in a 17 year old unlikely anything but skeletal despite risk factor of hypertension mild stele tasks due to not taking a deep breath use otc for pain relief. ...Read more

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What poisonous metals can cause angina or heart failure?

What poisonous metals can cause angina or heart failure?

Mercury: Mercury and lead - are known to cause significant damage to the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Post orthostatic tachycardia syndrome causes reduced blood flow, possible cause of angina when excersing due to this reduced blood flow?

Post orthostatic tachycardia syndrome causes reduced blood flow, possible cause of angina when excersing due to this reduced blood flow?

POTS: Is caused by dysautonomia, meaning that the autonomic (automatic) nervous system is unbalanced and irritable. It may be genetic but a common cause is poor diet because that affects the control mechanisms in the brain. ...Read more

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Can propranolol 20 +feluoxetine 20 cause angina for me? I roughly have it when I walk for long time or after sleeping at afternoon. Otherwise reason?

It is very unlikely that you have angina at age 25. It is more likely that the propranolol is slowing heart rate down so that when you exercise your not having inadequate post right to compensate for that. I'm not aware of fluoxetine causing any other ang: It is very unlikely that you have angina at age 25. It's is more likely that the Propranolol is slowing a heart rate down too much and when you exercise you cannot compensate by increasing your heart rate. I am not aware of fluoxetine causing any type of anginal symptoms. You might want to check with your doctor to see whether or not the propanelol is really necessary. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a silent heart attack or angina?

Not by itself: Stress does contribute to heart attacks, but does not directly cause them. Family history, diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia and smoking are the known risk factors. Occasionally, even people without CAD will feel tightness in their chest when anxious, hyperventilating, or tightening their musculature. Of course, if their is any question, one should seek care by their pcp or er. ...Read more

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Might deficiency of vitamin b cause symptoms similar to angina?

Chest pain: If vit b deficiency causes anemia, it could cause angina, thiamine deficiency might also simulate it. ...Read more

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What may be the causes of heart pain except acute coronary syndrome & angina pectoris?

What may be the causes of heart pain except acute coronary syndrome & angina pectoris?

Some: Those are the common ones.

Pericarditis
pericardial effusion
myocarditis

other cause of chest pain- lung, esophagus etc. Can be confusing. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Angina (Definition)

Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more