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Belching And Angina
Possible: One if the rare symptoms of angina is dyspepsia, indigestion and belching. Most common is chest pain that radiates to neck and shoulder or heaviness in the chest. If one has risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, overweight, smoking and family historyi, then belching should not be ignored. ...Read more
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
20yr/Ath. Tight chest sharp at times, back pain. Pain below sternum. Freq belching. Doc says Esoph Spasms? Echo, EKG and CXray normal. Angina a worry?
Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: In unstable angina the biochemical markers of myocardial damage and necrosis (cell death) are not present. One cause is a sudden rupture or crack in a silent atherosclerotic plaque causing blood clots (thrombi) to form which can enlarge to block the artery or can break off and embolize. Patients with 24 hours of chest pain require emergency cardiac catheterization and angioplasty or surgery. ...Read more
By Exclusion: It's generally a diagnosis of exclusion, when one can't find another reason for symptoms of angina. It would require a catheterization with coronary angiogram to exclude blockages in the larger coronary arteries on the surface of the heart. Also an echocardiogram might be done to exclude valvular heart disease. It's more common in women and treated usually with beta blockers such as metoprolol. ...Read more
Possibly: If you are experiencing chest discomfort/pain/pressure, you should see your physician right away! Depending on your risk factors, you may or may not need angioplasty as angina can sometimes treated medically. Angina is a serious condition, and medical evaluation should not be delayed. ...Read more
Serious: This is small vessel disease. It is usually best treated with Ranexa (ranolazine) - but since each patient is different, and may have other comorbidities, a comprehensive evaluation by a cardiologist is essential. ...Read more
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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