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How can I tell if I have angina pain or costochondritis?

How can I tell if I have angina pain or costochondritis?

See details: If you have tenderness to palpation over the costochondral joints, you likely have costochondritis. If you have chest pain associated with exertion and not local tenderness it may be related to coronary artery disease. ...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


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Can a teenager get angina? I been having chest pains since I was 16 and drs say its costochondritis. Normal xrays and ekgs but im still nervous. I'm 18

Can a teenager get angina? I been having chest pains since I was 16 and drs say its costochondritis. Normal xrays and ekgs but im still nervous. I'm 18

Unlikely: At your age, costochondritis or heartburn are the leading cause of chest pain. Heartburn is from irritation at the stomach entrance and lower swallowing tube. This is located just behind the heart. It is aggravated by anxiety, caffeine, chocolate, acidic drinks, reclining after meals, etc. Costochondritis gradually heals. ...Read more

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Symptoms of angina?

Symptoms of angina?

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 ...Read more

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Is angina reversible?

Is angina reversible?

Yes: Angina is treatable by intervention and/or medications. Talk to your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is angina hereditary ?

Is angina hereditary







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Angina.: "Angina" refers essentially to a chest pain attributable to a reduction in blood perfusion to an area of the heart. While angina itself is not heritable, factors that can lead to angina, or heart disease in a more general sense, are heritable — hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and family history of heart disease to name some. ...Read more

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Is costochondritis dangerous?

Is costochondritis dangerous?

Not life-threatening: Costochondritis is caused by inflammation of the cartilage of the chest wall. Symptoms include chest wall pain that is reproducible by touching the area on the chest. It also typically hurts to take a deep breath, cough, etc. Treatment with antiinflammatory medications like ibuprofen and heat to the area decreases symptoms until the inflammation resolves. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is costochondritis detected?

How is costochondritis detected?

Push on ribs: If the doctor pushes on the ribs or sternum and it reproduces pain, it's likely costochondritis. ...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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Are there any meds for costochondritis?

Are there any meds for costochondritis?

Yes: Any antiinflammatory like nsaids(Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) like meds) will help. Remember to use the smallest possible dosis for the shortest period protecting your stomach with food, antacids, h2blockers (zantac) or ppis (prilosec). ...Read more

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What sort of disease is costochondritis?

What sort of disease is costochondritis?

Painful inflammation: Of the rib cartilage from seat belt any trauma that flexes the rib cage. ...Read more

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Does costochondritis need to be treated?

Yes: For pain and some swelling, it is self limited disease. ...Read more

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How is angina diagnose and the suptoms?

How is angina diagnose and the suptoms?

Ok: Angina is the symptom.
Cardiac ischemia related chest and substernal crushing chest pain with radiation to anterior neck and arm. Relieved by rest, oxygen, Nitroglycerin generally.
No heart damage done with the spell.
No enzyme release. If it gets worse, does not stop, and damage done, it is a heart attack with myocardial infarction as the medical term. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of costochondritis?

Pain: Symptoms include pain in the chest wall. Classically, the pain improves with aspirin. Signs include exquisite tenderness over the chest wall where the ribs and breastplate join together. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of angina?

Could you tell me what are signs of angina?

Pressure: Angina is a symptom of myocardial ischemia, or reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. This is usually caused by a blockage in a coronary artery from cholesterol plaque build up. Classic anging in tightness of pressure behind the sternum, usually increased with physical activity or stress, and improved with rest. There may also be associated symptoms such as shortness of breath, sweating (cont). ...Read more

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Is Costochondritis considered a disability?

Is Costochondritis considered a disability?

No: Disability means a person cannot do something that a person (without a particular illness or problem) can do. Costochondritis is not a disability because a person with costochondritis can still do many or most of the things that people without costochondritis can do. However, one can be disabled in one's own profession... which means that costochondritis may be a disability for a trumpet player. ...Read more

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What would cause recurring costochondritis?

Previous ones: Recurring costochondritis may occur due to the fact that there is a "weak" spot in your rib that had already been inflamed previously. It tends to be prone to subsequent injuries easier than the rest of the ribs. ...Read more

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What would angina pain feel like please explain?

See below:: Angina is generally not painful although it can get painful if unchecked. It's typically described as a pressure or tightness in the mid chest. Many describe it as a vise tightening around their chest or weight sitting on their chest. There is often breathlessness. It lasts 5 to 20 minutes usually but is variable. Please note: it does not occur in 19 year olds! ...Read more

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What is costochondritis and what are the symptoms?

What is costochondritis and what are the symptoms?

Chest inflammation: Pain and inflammation where the rib cage meets the sternum in the middle of the chest. ...Read more

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Please advise me angina pectoris age 27 A 08/4/2014?

Unlikely at 27: Angina is chest pain of the heart when your heart does not get enough blood or not enough oxygen from a blockage. AT your age this is less likely and should consider other reasons for chest pain. Need to see your doctor as soon as possible to workup why you are having pain. ...Read more

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What would you say are measurable factors (signs) objective of angina pectoris?

What would you say are measurable factors (signs) objective of angina pectoris?

Signs of angina: Angina pectoris is chest pain due to coronary supply/demand mismatch (blockage in coronary arteries with reduced flow to the heart muscle).

Objective signs of this state may include: ECG changes (st depression, st elevation, inversion of t waves), wall motion abnormality on echocardiogram, or abnormal cardiac enzymes (if angina is prolonged, heart damage occurs). ...Read more

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How to treat angina?

How to treat angina?

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. ...Read more

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What prevents angina?

What prevents angina?

Angina: Having good coronary artery flows is a marvelous preventive for angina pectoris. There is abundant literature out there on prevention of coronary artery disease. Not having anemia, not being diabetic and not having hypertension are also very useful things. Once you have angina, we have lots of medications and procedures to try to make up for not having normal coronary blood flow. ...Read more

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Can diet affect angina?

Can diet affect angina?

To a degree: Angina is a manifestation of coronary artery disease whose primary cause is the formation of cholesterol plaques that narrow the vessel. Cholesterol plaque formation is directly linked to the degree of cholesterol concentration which, in turn, is partly dependent on the exogenous cholesterol supply. So, foods high in cholesterol will contribute to plaque formation and eventually to angina. ...Read more

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What is unstable angina?

What is unstable angina?

Ischemic chest pain: Angina is chest discomfort caused by a coronary artery blockage. Unstable angina is angina that: 1) occurs at rest, 2) is increasing in severity or frequency, or 3) is new or recent in onset. ...Read more

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What is unstable Angina?

What is unstable Angina?

Unstable angina: Unstable angina is sudden persistent unprovoked chest pain related to coronary artery disease that is not relieved with rest or nitro glycerine. It may also be associated with shortness of breath and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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How to treat angina pectoris?

How to treat angina pectoris?

Amazon.com: You can log on to Amazon.com and order a copy of Braunwald's Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 11th edition — hardcover or on-line edition. He has an extensive explanation of the treatment of angina pectoris. You can learn at the feet of the master. ...Read more

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Is costochondritis contagious?

Is costochondritis contagious?

Tietzes syndrome: No it is not, please refer below for more information

See this link: http://www.healthline.com/health/costochondritis ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Piller
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Costochondritis (Definition)

A medical term to describe an inflammatory condition that occurs in the junction of the cartilage and the bone portions of a long bone. It is most commonly used to describe these changes in the ribs, which is a cause of ...Read more