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Doctor insights on: Angina Pectoralis

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Is angina pectoris deathly? 

Is angina pectoris deathly? 

Angina: Angina pectoris is chest pain thought tone cardiac in nature. It is a true warning sign of a heart attackand should be taken seriously. If left untreated it can be potentially life threatening ...Read more

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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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What is angina pectoris?

What is angina pectoris?

Heart disease : This condition is usually the result of coronary artery disease (obstructive) leaving the smooth muscles of the heart w/out enough supply. It varies from mild to severe pain and can be fatal - but the pain is not indicative of the threat. You need treatment if you have this condition. ...Read more

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Esophageal. Spasm, heart attack or angina?

Esophageal. Spasm, heart attack or angina?

May be hard to tell: If the chest pain is caused by swallowing, especially something very hot or very cold, then most likely esophageal spasm. If the chest pain is caused by exertion, then most likely angina or heart attack. ...Read more

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How are angina pectoris and myocardial infarction different?

How are angina pectoris and myocardial infarction different?

Continuum: Angina can be quite severe and respond to rest, oxygen, nitroglycerin. And fully recover with no muscle death. The pain fibers are the same source. Some myocardial infarction can be asymptomatic all the way to the worst, ominous, pain ever! there is heart muscle death as the defining entity may need surgery or intervention. ...Read more

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Pain in right arm ...fatigue..HBP...coronary heart disease...bad headache?

Pain in right arm ...fatigue..HBP...coronary heart disease...bad headache?

Known coronary: artery disease, fatigue, and hypertension, with any new upper body pain raise concern for accelerated angina. You need to have medical evaluation immediately. ...Read more

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How do coronary artery spasms differ from angina?

How do coronary artery spasms differ from angina?

Definition and cause: Angina isused to describe heart pain that specifically comes from an obstruction to the heart muscle's blood supply.The causes can be due to mechanical obstruction like a plaque, a clot or a combination. The heart arteries are muscular and can constricy and relax. Constriction (often found where there is clot and inflammation) of the arteries, or spasm, can contribute or in some cases cause angina. ...Read more

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Is there usually left shoulder/arm/jaw pain associated with angina pectoris?

Referred pain: The heart isn't typically an at where the body feels pain, so when pain sensations from angina occur, the brain essentially looks for a way to translate them. This typically is translated as pain in the shoulder, arm, and sometimes jaw. Since the heart is slightly offset to the left side of the body, thats where the pain radiates to. ...Read more

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Chest tightness not angina, could it be hiatal hernia?

Chest tightness not angina, could it be hiatal hernia?

Possibly: If you have gerd with a sliding type hh, esophageal spasm can cause chest pain very similar to cardiac pain. A para esophageal hernia can also cause retrosternal pain. You should see your physician for an appropriate work up. Gb colic can also cause pain thought to be cardiac in origin. ...Read more

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Is adenosine preconditioning cardioprotective in coronary artery bypass surgery?

Is adenosine preconditioning cardioprotective in coronary artery bypass surgery?

Maybe: Experimental models (mice, chickens) have shown some benefit of Adenosine before and during cardiac surgery. However, clinical studies in actual patients have not shown as significant a benefit - similar to Adenosine treatment in patients with acute mi. ...Read more

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What is angina, chest wall pain and a mild heart attack?

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What is angina, chest wall pain and a mild heart attack?

Angina: Angina is chest pain that occurs when there is a partial blockage of one of the coronary arteries. This is as opposed to heart attack when there is a near total occlusion. ...Read more

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How can a patient present angina pectoris?

How can  a patient present angina pectoris?

Subtle in women: Angina is a dull chest discomfort or pressure usually in center or across chest, often radiating to left arm, neck or throat. Gets worse with physical activity or emotion, sometimes at night. It can be subtle or atypical especially in women who tend to ignore their heart symptoms until they get very sick. Usually it's from a blockage in a coronary artery though there are other causes too. ...Read more

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What are pericardial tamponade, myocardial contusion, flail chest?

What are pericardial tamponade, myocardial contusion, flail chest?

See below: Pericardial tamponade is a serious emergency problem of fluid or blood collection in the sac around the heart, causing heart dysfunction. Myocardial contusion is a potentially serious condition of direct trauma and bruising of the heart muscle. Flail chest is a serious problem of multiple rib fractures in several locations on one side of the chest resulting in the lung to not expand correctly. ...Read more

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Can you describe coronary artery bypass surgery?

Can you describe coronary artery bypass surgery?

Yes: 1.Sternotomy, 2.Conduit harvest, 3.Full heparinization and institution of cardiopulmonary bypass, 4. With or without induction of cardioplegic arrest, 5. Microsurgical arteriotomies and anastomoses of the end of the conduits to the side of the coronaries distal to the obstruction and to the aorta, 6.Restoration of systolic function, wean off cpb reverse hep., hemostasis, chest tubes, pacing leads, close. ...Read more

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Symptoms of angina?

Symptoms of angina?

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. ...Read more

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Is angina reversible?

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Is angina reversible?

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