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Doctor insights on: Angina Pectoralis

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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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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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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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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 he 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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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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What would angina pain feel like please explain?

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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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 and 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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Does angina run in the family?

Does angina run in the family?

Yes: Having a first degree relative with coronary artery disease is a significant risk factor coronary artery disease.. ...Read more

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How should I address unstable angina?

How should I address unstable angina?

Rx unstable angina: Immediate aggressive treatment to prevent final heart attack = angina is the precursor to mi. Angina is when heart oxygenation not able to provide support to the degree of daily activities for the person. A lot of mi heart attack) without even a warning sign of angina. 50% of mi result in immediate death. No time to waste. Sx vary a lot from person to person. Sudden stomach pain sx can be angina. ...Read more

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