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What is angina vs. Heart burn? How do you tell the difference between angina and heart burn?

What is angina vs. Heart burn? How do you tell the difference between angina and heart burn?

May feel the same: Heart burn is a misnomer and has nothing to do with the heart except it can mimic angina. Angina is pain or discomfort that occurs because of inadequate circulation in the heart. Classic symptoms can usually be distinguished but most people need tests to tell them apart, at least early on until they know what they have. You should see your doctor! ...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?

What is angina?

Chest pain: Angina is chest pain or discomfort you get when your heart muscle does not get enough blood. It may feel like pressure or squeezing pain in your chest. It may feel like indigestion. You may also feel pain in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw or back. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease , the most common heart disease. It happens when sticky substance called plaque builds up in arteries. ...Read more

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What is angina?

What is angina?

Angina: as a word has its origin in greek and means strangling...suggestive of the symptoms that patient with angina pectoris have when they are exerting themself. They usually have chest pain and they feel short of breath. ...Read more

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What is angina?

What is angina?

Discomfort: Lack of circulation to the heart muscle causing an uncomfortable sensation in the mid chest which is often described as "tightness", "heaviness", "squeezing" or like a "weight on the chest". ...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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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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What exactly is angina?

What exactly is 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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Can angina cause death?

Can angina cause death?

Eventually: Angina is the symptom you experience when your heart is not getting enough blood because of blockages in the coronary arteries. Prolonged untreated can lead to heart failure, heart attack, and death. That being said, your coronary artery disease can usually be treated and you will not necessarily die. ...Read more

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What exactly is angina?

Chest pain from hear: Angina is the symptom that develops when there is a mismatch between the amount of oxygen required by the heart muscle and the amount provided be bloodflow. The sensation is a discomfort or sometimes squeezing or crushing pain centered or sometimes slightly left in the chest. It is not generally changed with position or with respiration. It generally gets worse with exertion or emotion. ...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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What is prinzmetals angina?

What is prinzmetals angina?

Prinzmetal's angina: Prinzmetal's angina is chest pain due to spasm of coronary arteries, which tends to occur in young women. It can be triggered by drugs like Cocaine or cigarette smoking or associated with blood vessel spasm of other parts of the body like raynaud’s phenomenon involving upper extremities. ...Read more

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How long does angina lasts?

How long does angina lasts?

variable: Most spells are 5-20 minutes. It's unusual to be much shorter. If it's longer, one should go to the hospital for immediate care. ...Read more

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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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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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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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How long do angina attacks last?

How long do angina attacks last?

Attack of angina.: An attack of actual "angina" would usually last 5-10 minutes. If it lasts longer than this, you should be calling 911 and getting to an ED immediately. ...Read more

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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 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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Does training help in treating angina?

Does training help in treating angina?

Need clearance : One needs to check with their physician or cardiologist to determine whether or not the dymptoms are truly angina. If so, it may be dangerous to exercise as a stress test or angiogram may be necessaryto determine the status of the coronary arteries. Training is usually important in preventing coronary disease or treating it once it is diagnosed and one is cleared for exercise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about eecp for angina?

Can you tell me about eecp for angina?

EECP: Eecp may be tried for patients whose angina is refractory to regular medical, surgical and interventional treatment. For this type of patient it can sometimes offer symptom improvement. ...Read more

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Does angina affect more men then women?

Does angina affect more men then women?

Yes: Angina, the pain of insufficient blood flow to the heart due to coronary artery blockages occurs in both men and women but somewhat differently. First women in general get coronary artery disease approximately a decade older than men, thus angina at an older age. Second, while women do get classic angina , they also get atypical symptoms such as nausea, sweating and dizziness more than men. ...Read more

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How do I know if this is acid or angina?

Angina: With only the question, impossible for one of us out here to give an answer. If you are concerned about a symptom you have see your doc. ...Read more

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What is angina. And what are the symtoms?

Angina: Angina is a specific term for chest pain that results from decreased blood supply to the heart muscle because of a hemodynamically significant coronary artery blockage. It is a symptom. ...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 is ludwid angina and how is it treated?

What is ludwid angina and how is it treated?

Infection: Ludwig's angina is a strangling sensation caused by swelling of the floor of the mouth, the tongue, and the pharynx (upper throat). It can be life-threatening by preventing the patient from breathing. It is treated with antibiotics and may require extensive surgery to drain the infection. A tracheostomy may be needed to allow the patient to breathe. ...Read more

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What is the medicine that best treat angina?

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What is the medicine that best treat angina?

angina: Angina is caused by a mismatch of oxygen demand and supply in the heart. If you have not done so already, you should have a stress test to confirm. If indeed there is a coronary artery obstruction, then will need either a cardiac cath or bypass surgery. May also be reasonable to medically treat, but would consult a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is it true that 'angina' is a serious disease?

Angina: Angina is a symptom, it means pain. Angina pectoris is the pain of insufficient blood flow to the heart and is a serious problem because of the insufficient blood flow to the heart. ...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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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