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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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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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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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What does it mean if angina attack last a long time?

What does it mean if angina attack last a long time?

Chest pain: Prolonged chest pain could be a sign of a serious conditions such as heart attack. It should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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How long does a stable angina last for?

How long does a stable angina last for?

Angina: Stable angina pectoris can last for years. Unstable angina needs to be dealt with immediately. ...Read more

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How long does it take someone to die from Ludwig's Angina?

How long does it take someone to die from Ludwig's Angina?

Death if untreated: Although Ludwig’s Angina is a life threatening medical emergency not all cases end up in death. Desth only happens if untreated or in very severe complicated cases with poor response to treatment. There is no fixed time period and it varies from case to case depending on many factors ...Read more

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Can unstable angina last for 24 hours?

Can unstable angina last for 24 hours?

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

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How long can be variant angina be untreated without getting worse?

How long can be variant angina be untreated without getting worse?

Well...: It is like playing Russian Roulette: No one knows and it is something you do not want to do! ...Read more

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Oh my goodness I cant relief my stress. Last night I had an angina episode due to high levels of stress. How to handle this?

Oh my goodness I cant relief my stress. Last night I had an angina episode due to high levels of stress. How to handle this?

Variant Angina: Vasospastic angina (coronary spasm) is associated with normal coronaries, . In the presence of significant physical, emotional or chemical (drug abuse) stress, chest pain is experienced. Nitroglycerin, calcium channel blockers, anti-anxiety medication relaxation therapy help. Also worth trying omega oils (eg from www. Cardiamin. Com using discount code CMC), magnesium and vitamin D supplements. ...Read more

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Hi, Is it safe to be taking lesuride (Levosulpiride) daily or for a long term. Please help. Can it help in an angina!

Hi, Is it safe to be taking lesuride (Levosulpiride) daily or for a long term. Please help. Can it help in an angina!

Uncertain: There are no really long term studies on this issue. One report found it being safe for up to a few months but safety is unknown when taken for years. As with any medication, you should take the lowest dose for the shortest duration whenever possible. The prudent approach would be making sure that you are being followed by the prescribing doctor on regular intervals. ...Read more

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Iv have micro vascular dysfunction & have angina I keep getting pain to the right of my chest it comes & goes & lasts a few secs is this normal?

Iv have micro vascular dysfunction & have angina I keep getting pain to the right of my chest it comes & goes & lasts a few secs is this normal?

No: Pain in the chest is never normal. Whether the pain is significant is the more important question. You state that you have Angina so I assume that there is a different type of thing that you're having. Pain in the right side of the chest is atypical for angina. Pain lasting for just a few seconds in the chest is rarely significant. So your pain is not normal but probably not significant. That said, you should consult your physician. ...Read more

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How much time does angina in throat lasts?

Angina: True angina lasting more than a few to 30 minutes would then be considered more unstable angina and potentially a heart attack. If you are truly experiencing what you perceive as angina, you should be evaluated in an ER as this is a potentially serious symptom. ...Read more

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80 mg propranolol ER vs propranolol. Which is best for long term BP control, anxiaty, and angina.

80 mg propranolol ER vs propranolol. Which is best for long term BP control, anxiaty, and angina.

Propranolol: Regular release Inderal (propranolol) is mostly potent for anxiety, but I would recommend following through with your cardiologist's recommendation if he/she feels the extended-release works better for your other issues. ...Read more

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Could one or more explain unstable angina as I lived a long time with it not suspecting heart decease?

Could one or more explain unstable angina as I lived a long time with it not suspecting heart decease?

Changing symptoms: Unstable angina usually refers to new chest pain, pain with less activity than before or pain that doesn't go away with rest or usual nitrates. It represents a change in the plaques in your heart and is usually very serious. I doubt you have unstable angina, more likely you have stable angina. Angina is a symptom reflective of atherosclerotic heart disease which means you have it. ...Read more

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If I have longstanding Prinzmetal Angina due to accidental OD on pseudoephedrine, will it be life long?

Prinzmetal angina: Prinzmetal angina, or variant angina (spasm of coronary arteries) is a rare but chronic condition. The long term survival for PA is good for those patients who tolerate calcium channel blockers (CCB) and do not smoke. Poor prognosis would include those patients who smoke, have coronary atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries), an intolerance to CCB, and spasms of coronary artery. ...Read more

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Man 86 severe angina nds valve replacement cd it b done enestetic free. What materials would the valve be made of. How long is this procedure. Thanks.

Man 86 severe angina nds valve replacement cd it b done enestetic free. What materials would the valve be made of. How long is this procedure. Thanks.

Abbreviations: Sorry - not sure what nds or cd stand for - here's information on transcatheter aortic valve replacement which is the least invasive method of replacement.
http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/heart/percutaneous/percutaneousvalve. Aspx. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use lesuride (Levosulpiride) for a long term. Can it help in an angina and GERD. Help. Thanks?

Is it safe to use lesuride (Levosulpiride) for a long term. Can it help in an angina and GERD. Help. Thanks?

Lesuride: Is an antipsychotic drug used for schizophrenia and depression in Europe and Japan. It has not been approved for use in the US, Canada, or Australia. It has a prokinetic effect, making food pass through the stomach faster. This can be good for reflux but should not affect angina. Rarely, there are potential fatal side effects from heart arrhythmias. It should not be used without doctor supervision ...Read more

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Is it safe to use lesuride (Levosulpiride) for a long term. Can it help in an angina and GERD. Help. Thanks.

Is it safe to use lesuride (Levosulpiride) for a long term. Can it help in an angina and GERD. Help. Thanks.

Yes: Follow the instructions and follow up visits and testing if you use this medication long term. Report any symptoms and concerns at each visit to your doctors. ...Read more

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Do blood pressure medications work right away or takes long time to take effect? Especially for Palpitations n angina.

Do blood pressure medications work right away or takes long time to take effect? Especially for Palpitations n angina.

BP medicine: Blood pressure medication is effective in lowering blood pressure and few blood pressure medication that have effect on Heart rate such as beta blockers or calcium channel blocker's decrees the rapid heart rate as well as lower the blood pressure. If medication is given intravenously ...Read more

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Hello, I wanted to ask. Last monday I received antibiotics for angina for 10 days. It remains 3-4 days of taking antibiotics. Can I go to school?

Hello, I wanted to ask. Last monday I received antibiotics for angina for 10 days. It remains 3-4 days of taking antibiotics. Can I go to school?

Angina: Something not sitting right. You are 16 yo and have angina! you took antibiotics for angina! Any way your question is after 4 days of antibiotics, can you go to school? Yes, you are not infectious as you have no fever, and had good amount of antibiotics in your system. By the way what are those antibiotics? Thanks. ...Read more

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Why my tongue colour is green and white last two weeks? I got many antibiotic for angina is that reason for it? Or what is the reasons?

Why my tongue colour is green and white last two weeks? I got many antibiotic for angina is that reason for it? Or what is the reasons?

Green tongue: Yes antibiotics can change the mouth bacterial and fungal balance and cause problems that you are describing. You should report this to your doctor to see about treatment. ...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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I just had Leftside-mid chest pain which lasted <1-2Mins, after argument. Breathing deeply made the pain increase, was this Angina? Muscle? I'm 23

No, anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety insomnia, chest pain, palpitations and parasthesia. Rec.: see your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can propranolol 20 +feluoxetine 20 cause angina for me? I roughly have it when I walk for long time or after sleeping at afternoon. Otherwise reason?

Can propranolol 20 +feluoxetine 20 cause angina for me? I roughly have it when I walk for long time or after sleeping at afternoon. Otherwise reason?

It is very unlikely that you have angina at age 25. It is more likely that the propranolol is slowing heart rate down so that when you exercise your not having inadequate post right to compensate for that. I'm not aware of fluoxetine causing any other ang: It is very unlikely that you have angina at age 25. It's is more likely that the Propranolol is slowing a heart rate down too much and when you exercise you cannot compensate by increasing your heart rate. I am not aware of fluoxetine causing any type of anginal symptoms. You might want to check with your doctor to see whether or not the propanelol is really necessary. ...Read more

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My doctor recently reaffirmed my aortic stenosis to be mild. I think I experienced angina last week, should I worry?

My doctor recently reaffirmed my aortic stenosis to be mild. I think I experienced angina last week, should I worry?

Worry never helps: Mild aortic stenosis is not likely the cause of your chest pain. At 27, you also are not unlikely to be having symptoms from coronary artery disease, which generally occurs several years later in life. Esophageal, gastric, pulmonary and musculo-skeletal problems can all cause chest pain and should be considered. Pericarditis is another possibility. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Are chest pains (sharp, dull, ache) in different ares of chest, that only last a few seconds, cardiac related (angina etc) or nc-chest pain?

Are chest pains (sharp, dull, ache) in different ares of chest, that only last a few seconds, cardiac related (angina etc) or nc-chest pain?

Nonspecific: Most likely not cardiac, as those should initially last longer, can radiate to neck, jaw or arm, may beeffort related and if worse at rest, should be asso. With shortness of breath, cold sweat, . ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with unstable angina. Nitro in the ER gave him a headache that lasted for days. What can I do to help him? This frightens me!

My father was diagnosed with unstable angina. Nitro in the ER gave him a headache that lasted for days. What can I do to help him? This frightens me!

Nitroglycerine: Nitroglycerine typically causes a bad headache. What you can do is help him interact with his doctor if necessary to understand what's going on with him and what steps he needs to take to help himself. ...Read more

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Ongoing chest and shoulder issues. April 2011 normal nuclear, echo, holter. Plain exercise fine july 12. Worse last 3 weeks, four normal ekg. Angina?

Ongoing chest and shoulder issues. April 2011 normal nuclear, echo, holter. Plain exercise fine july 12. Worse last 3 weeks, four normal ekg. Angina?

Not necessarily: These tests are notoriously in accurate, especially for young women. If it occurs again, you need to seek help. You may also benefit from a session of multifunction cardiogram, a.K.A mcg. If you test normal on mcg, the chances are you are normal! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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34 M echo stress Jan 2015 perfect. Recently started playing again after playing get discomfort in upper abs between ribs Angina? Stays long after play

34 M echo stress Jan 2015 perfect. Recently started playing again after playing get discomfort in upper abs between ribs Angina? Stays long after play

Not likely: Unclear what you are playing, but the pattern suggests a muscular strain/ irritation. Try to reach the same intensity of effort in a different type of exercise and see if the pain is reproduced, for example swimming or running on a treadmill. ...Read more

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35 M with a clean echo stress and chol in Jan 2015. No smoke or fam his. BMI 22.5. Localized pain in left chest for last 18 months. Angina or hrt atk?

Atypical: With your "normal stress test" and other pertinent negatives, along with 18 months of left sided chest pain is most likely not coronary artery disease (I.e. Angina, nor heart attack). Rather the differential includes pericarditis, musculoskeletal, esophageal spasm, etc ...Read more

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Can unstable angina occur only once every few months, or does it normally occur more often? What are the other causes of central chest pain with shortness of breath at rest that lasts for <1min?

Can unstable angina occur only once every few months, or does it normally occur more often? What are the other causes of central chest pain with shortness of breath at rest that lasts for <1min?

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. One mimic of unstable angina is esophageal spasm ...Read more

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Hi doctor, Iam 39 yrs old male for the last 4 to 5 hrs I have been experiancing chest pain (angina) alongwith severe pain in my left thigh. Do I need to?

See M. D. A.S.A.P.: PYrsistent chest pain for 4 - 5 hours is usually not angina. However that does not mean that it is not serious. You should have it checked out right away by going to emergency room or call 9-1-1. Thih pain is unrelated and probably different cause. ...Read more

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Whenever I take nitroglycerines for angina I get terrible headaches with vomiting and fever which lasts for about 24 hours. Is there an alternative I c?

Nitrates will all: Cause this vasoreactive response. Perhaps your health care provider could adjust your maintenance therapy (beta and calcium blockers) so that you won't have angina and thereby not need NTG. ...Read more