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Are beta blockers used to treat both stable and unstable angina?

Are beta blockers used to treat both stable and unstable angina?

Yes: Yes, beta-blockers are used to treat both stable and unstable angina as a role in reducing cardiac workload. ...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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Considering the heart need for oxygen, can exercise be helpful to both stable and unstable angina patient?

Considering the heart need for oxygen, can exercise be helpful to both stable and unstable angina patient?

exercise is medicine: The heart extracts the same amount of oxygen at rest or exercise. What the heart needs is more flow which is why blocked up arteries cause chest pain/heart attacks. One way to increase flow is to exercise to build up the bodies ability to recruit blood flow when needed. You should not exercise while you have unstable angina until it is controlled though. In stable angina exercise it great. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between stable and unstable angina?

I want to know what is the difference between stable and unstable angina?

Angina: Stable angina is reproduce able by the same amount of exercise. Unstable angina is when the amount of exercise to produce angina progressively decreases or it happens at rest. ...Read more

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What are stable and unstable angina and myocardial infarction, and links to other infomration?

What are stable and unstable angina and myocardial infarction, and links to other infomration?

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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Sometimes it happens with less effort some other with more. Is this stable or unstable angina?

Sometimes it happens with less effort some other with more. Is this stable or unstable angina?

If it is getting: worse then it is unstable. With less effort, more area, lasting longer, having more shortness of breath etc. These are bad signs implying a need to seek immediate medical attention ...Read more

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Is there a way to clinically differentiate unstable angina and stable angina without investigation? If so, how?

Angina: Stable angina is reproduce able by the same amount of exercise. Unstable angina is when the amount of exercise to produce angina progressively decreases or it happens at rest. ...Read more

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Do patients with untreated stable angina end up developing unstable angina leading to myocardial infarction?

Very likely: The key is untreated. Medical treatment is effective. See your doctor and get treated. ...Read more

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Male,57,diabetic, getting chest pain after 4-5 minutes of walk. pain diminishes on rest within one minute. its stable or unstable angina? treatment?

Male,57,diabetic, getting chest pain after 4-5 minutes of walk. pain diminishes on rest within one minute. its stable or unstable angina? treatment?

Sounds stable : Pain with activity. Relieved by rest. Stable pattern. See your doctor and should set up stress test to see if truly heart related. If you start getting similar discomfort at rest. If it doesn't go away with rest. See someone asap ...Read more

Dr. Mary Callahan
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Unstable Angina (Definition)

Unstable angina is a condition where a person experiences chest pain due to impaired blood flow to the heart. When angina is unstable, this pain occurs without ...Read more