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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. Im 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. Im 18

Unlikely, angina . Anxiety?: this can be part of a generalized anxiety disorder. While it was is important to rule out cardiac ischemia (Angina) even lower chance, given age and normal ekg, why dont your normal test reassure you? They are negatve for disease and positive for health be well ...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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Sometimes: Coronary artery disease is hereditary. So if your parent, e.g., had coronary artery disease and angina and passed CAD to you and you now have angina, then that could be considered hereditary. ...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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Dr. Christopher Piller
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Costochondritis (Definition)

Costochondritis is a condition of rib cartilage inflammation. This can cause chest pain, especially when ...Read more