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How do you get angina?

How do you get angina?

Narrowed arteries: If you have angina, one or more of your heart (coronary) arteries is narrowed. This causes a reduced blood supply to your heart muscle. When your heart works harder (when you walk fast or climb stairs and your heart rate increases) your heart muscle needs more blood and oxygen. If the extra blood that your heart needs cannot get past the narrowed coronary arteries, the heart responds with pain ...Read more

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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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Can teenagers develop angina?

Can teenagers develop angina?

Unlikely: Yes, it is possible but very rare and generally the result of a structural problem, like an abnormal origin of one of the coronary arteries or coronary artery changes after an earlier episode of kawasaki dz. Angina from cholesterol plaques is very rare in adolescence, except in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, where the cholesterol may be several times nl levels (e.g., 700 or 800 ng/dl). ...Read more

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Is angina considered very serious?

Is angina considered very serious?

Yes it is: Especially if it is new, or changing (unstable). Many people deny 'pain' with angina. It is described as a 'twinge', pressure, more rarely as a sharp knife like pain. Regardless, angina suggests that circulation is not adequate to portions of the heart, and is a warning that heart attack may occur. Have it checked, control your risk factors, consider treatments recommended.. ...Read more

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Help! Is 'angina' a serious issue?

Help! Is 'angina' a serious issue?

Can be: It can be serious, especially if it's of new onset, getting more frequent, more severe, coming on with less effort, or lasting longer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: angina?

What is the definition or description of: angina?

Chest pain: Angina is pain in the chest area due to poor blood flow to the heart muscle. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/angina/. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have angina would you feel discomfort all the time?

I'm just wondering, if you have angina would you feel discomfort all the time?

Angina pectoris: Angina pectoris is usually an episodic phenomenon generally related to stress caused by physical or emotional or physiologic stressors. ...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