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Doctor insights on: Etiology Of Angina

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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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What is the cause of angina pectoris?

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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What is the etiology & pathology of asthma?

What is the etiology & pathology of asthma?

.: Inflammation in the airways causing construction if airways by spasm. Multiple reasons- genetic, environmental, allergens, exercise. ...Read more

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Which types of heart conditions cause angina pain?

Which types of heart conditions cause angina pain?

Several: Angina is chest, jaw, arm, back or shoulder pain that comes from the heart due to lack of proper blood flow to heart muscle. The classic cause of angina is coronary disease, this is typically cholesterol blockage of the arteries of the heart. Another cause is "syndrome x" which is spasm in the small vessels of the heart. Prinzmetal angina is caused my spasm (pinching) of larger heart arteries. ...Read more

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What is the etiology & pathology of asthma in layman terms?

What is the etiology & pathology of asthma in layman terms?

Chronic inflammation: Asthma pathology is ongoing inflammation (swelling, mucus) in the small airways of the lungs, twitchy airways that constrict leading to cough and wheezing. Asthma is more common in people with allergies, children exposed to cigarette smoke, children who had RSV virus, low birth weight preemie infants, certain occupations with chemical/allergen exposure. Exact etiology is still being investigated. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of coronary spasms indicative of a condition or disease?

Are symptoms of coronary spasms indicative of a condition or disease?

Coronary spasm: Cornoary spasm can cause chest pain and heart arrhythmias. It is associated with other things that cause smooth muscle spasm like esophageal spasm as well. ...Read more

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Are cardiac ischemia and shortness of breath related?

Are cardiac ischemia and shortness of breath related?

Very possible: Shortness of breath often is a manifestation of cardiac ischemia. Although chest pain is a well known sign of cardiac ischemia , shortness of breath needs to be evaluated promptly. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is coronary spasms?

What sort of disease is coronary spasms?

Coronary spasm: Coronary spasms or vasospastic angina or variant angina are acute and sudden muscular contraction with occlusion of the blood vessels of the heart which produces heart attack like symptoms (angina pectoris). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of coronary heart disease.

What are the symptoms of coronary heart disease.

Coronary disease: Pain left chest, pain shoulder, pain in jaw, pain in back or stomach. Shortness of breath indigestion, choking heart burn, nausea, vomiting palpitation, irregular heart rate. Dizziness extreme weakness and anxiety. ...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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What are the presenting symptoms of cardiac tamponade?

What are the presenting symptoms of cardiac tamponade?

Tamponade Symptoms: Cardiac tamponade is caused by fluid or blood collecting aroung the heart constricting the heart and not allowing it to fill correctly resulting in low blood pressure. Symptoms usually include shortness of breath, weakness, coming close to passing out, or passing out. Chest pain is not uncommon due to irritation of the lining of the heart. It gets better sitting up and worse lying down. ...Read more

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What is the principal symptom of coronary artery disease?

What is the principal symptom of coronary artery disease?

Chest pain: Symptoms from coronary artery disease (CAD) can vary. The most common is angina and can include chest pain as well as pain in the arm, jaw, or abdomen. The pain typically gets worse with activity and better with rest. Shortness of breath can also develop, especially as the heart muscle begins to weaken from inadequate blood flow. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cardiac arrest.?

Describe the features of cardiac arrest.?

Heart stops: Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating effectively. The heart actually ceases to beat or the heart has other electrical rhythm disturbances in which the heat no longer can work as a pump. Because of the lack of blood flow to the brain, patients become comatose, and stop breathing. Unless the condition is reversed quickly, death follows. CPR can provide some protection until help arrives. ...Read more

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Please describe the differences in symptoms in cardiac related dyspnea, asthma related dyspnea, and anxiety related dyspnea?

Please describe the differences in symptoms in cardiac related dyspnea, asthma related dyspnea, and anxiety related dyspnea?

Dyspnea = Dyspnea: Dyspnea is dyspnea. In other words, dyspnea is just medicalese for shortness of breath. What's more important is to determine the cause of dyspnea. But the symptoms will be similar, eg shortness of breath. So you need to go see your family doc for proper evaluation. With that said, dyspnea related to your heart might be aggravated by activity whereas asthma might cause wheezing just stiing still. ...Read more

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What is the cause of coronary heart disease?

What is the cause of coronary heart disease?

5 risk factors: Build up of fatty plaques in artery wall is associated with smoking, high cholesterol diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and family history. ...Read more

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What are the causes of coronary heart disease?

What are the causes of coronary heart disease?

Several: Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not. Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure. Remember that often the 1st sign of chd is sudden death-so don't wait! ...Read more

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