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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Angina Pectoris Syndrome

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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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Post orthostatic tachycardia syndrome causes reduced blood flow, possible cause of angina when excersing due to this reduced blood flow?

Post orthostatic tachycardia syndrome causes reduced blood flow, possible cause of angina when excersing due to this reduced blood flow?

POTS: Is caused by dysautonomia, meaning that the autonomic (automatic) nervous system is unbalanced and irritable. It may be genetic but a common cause is poor diet because that affects the control mechanisms in the brain. ...Read more

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Please help me what is the main difference between acute coronary syndrome, angina and mi?

Please help me what is the main difference between acute coronary syndrome, angina and mi?

Coronary syndrome: Mi is non reversible resulting in the loss of some heart muscles. Angina is when the coronary arteries diameter is constricted and does not provide enough blood (=oxygen) for a certain degree of activities. Treat by reducing activities temporarily while waiting to be treated aggressively = er immediate. But lot other diseases have sx that mimic heart angina, even good doc have difficulty to dx. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute coronary syndrome, unstable angina, and mi?

What is the difference between acute coronary syndrome, unstable angina, and mi?

See below: Acute coronary syndrome or unstable angina usually means chest pain due interruption of blood flow to the heart muscle. Myocardial infarction ( mi) implies damage to the heart muscle due to prolonged interruption of the blood flow to the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Male 22, had angina for years, no one believes me, I have mast cell ad, it must be kounis syndrome? All docs say its not my heart, but it is!

Male 22, had angina for years, no one believes me, I have mast cell ad, it must be kounis syndrome? All docs say its not my heart, but it is!

Still good news: If you have vasospastic angina it should respond to nitroglycerin. But after so many tests it doesnt sound like there has been any damage to the heart, so that should be very good news. ...Read more

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Can Gabapentin or Baclofen help with angina and POTS syndrome?

Can Gabapentin or Baclofen help with angina and POTS syndrome?

No: My medical references show that Gabapentin and Baclofen are not used for the treatment of Postural Orthostatic Tackycardia Syndrome. For patient information on POTS just type in bit.ly/1F5vWEP in search box. No need for www or .com ...Read more

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I have long qt syndrome & an etopic beat plus i get a lot of chest pain & pressure. If it's angina & i don't get treated is it a problem?

I have long qt syndrome & an etopic beat plus i get a lot of chest pain & pressure. If it's angina & i don't get treated is it a problem?

Long QT: If you have myocardial ischemia on top of long qt the situation could be quite threatening. It would be appropriate to see your doctor and make sure what's doing with the chest symptom and whether ischemia is present. ...Read more

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Is labetalol as effective as atenolol for pots syndrome and angina? Im on Prazosin, and Verapamil but those alone dont control.

Is labetalol as effective as atenolol for pots syndrome and angina? Im on Prazosin, and Verapamil but those alone dont control.

Not the same meds: Labetalol and Atenolol are not the same medications. Labetaolol has alpha blockade too along with BB. I am assuming you have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Would stick to a pure BB, short acting. Would talk to your MD. a pure BB will also help with angina. This is a imp discussion to have with your MD. ...Read more

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Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome gives me angina. Male 22. If i exercise laid down no heart and arm pain, if stood up i get it.

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome gives me angina. Male 22. If i exercise laid down no heart and arm pain, if stood up i get it.

No: Pots cannot give you angina. To get angina, you have to have narrowed or blocked coronary arteries. That's unheard of at your age unless you use Cocaine or are diabetic (and then it's very rare). If you have abnormal cas, pots can exacerbate the supply/demand balance by making your heart beat faster (which increases demand). Your exertional pain is likely muscular. ...Read more

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Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. If gravity pulls blood down can this be a reason for angina with negative coronary angiogram?

Angina: All chest pains are not coronary insufficiency. Having said that small vessel disease doen't show up on angiography. If there is no angio evidence and no metabolic evidence for cardiac ischemia, then there is no evidence for ischemia. ...Read more