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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 angina?

What is angina?

Chest pain: Angina is chest pain or discomfort you get when your heart muscle does not get enough blood. It may feel like pressure or squeezing pain in your chest. It may feel like indigestion. You may also feel pain in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw or back. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease , the most common heart disease. It happens when sticky substance called plaque builds up in arteries. ...Read more

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What is angina?

What is angina?

Angina: as a word has its origin in greek and means strangling...suggestive of the symptoms that patient with angina pectoris have when they are exerting themself. They usually have chest pain and they feel short of breath. ...Read more

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What is angina?

What is angina?

Discomfort: Lack of circulation to the heart muscle causing an uncomfortable sensation in the mid chest which is often described as "tightness", "heaviness", "squeezing" or like a "weight on the chest". ...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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Is angina reversible?

Is angina reversible?

Yes: Angina is treatable by intervention and/or medications. Talk to your cardiologist. ...Read more

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How do you get angina?

How do you get angina?

Narrowed arteries: If you have angina, one or more of your heart (coronary) arteries is narrowed. This causes a reduced blood supply to your heart muscle. When your heart works harder (when you walk fast or climb stairs and your heart rate increases) your heart muscle needs more blood and oxygen. If the extra blood that your heart needs cannot get past the narrowed coronary arteries, the heart responds with pain ...Read more

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What exactly is angina?

What exactly is angina?

Chest pain: Angina is pain in the chest area due to poor blood flow to the heart muscle. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/angina/. ...Read more

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Can angina cause death?

Can angina cause death?

Eventually: Angina is the symptom you experience when your heart is not getting enough blood because of blockages in the coronary arteries. Prolonged untreated can lead to heart failure, heart attack, and death. That being said, your coronary artery disease can usually be treated and you will not necessarily die. ...Read more

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What exactly is angina?

Chest pain from hear: Angina is the symptom that develops when there is a mismatch between the amount of oxygen required by the heart muscle and the amount provided be bloodflow. The sensation is a discomfort or sometimes squeezing or crushing pain centered or sometimes slightly left in the chest. It is not generally changed with position or with respiration. It generally gets worse with exertion or emotion. ...Read more

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What is angina pectoris?

What is angina pectoris?

Heart disease : This condition is usually the result of coronary artery disease (obstructive) leaving the smooth muscles of the heart w/out enough supply. It varies from mild to severe pain and can be fatal - but the pain is not indicative of the threat. You need treatment if you have this condition. ...Read more

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What is prinzmetals angina?

What is prinzmetals angina?

Prinzmetal's angina: Prinzmetal's angina is chest pain due to spasm of coronary arteries, which tends to occur in young women. It can be triggered by drugs like Cocaine or cigarette smoking or associated with blood vessel spasm of other parts of the body like raynaud’s phenomenon involving upper extremities. ...Read more

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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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Is angina pectoris deathly? 

Angina: Angina pectoris is chest pain thought tone cardiac in nature. It is a true warning sign of a heart attackand should be taken seriously. If left untreated it can be potentially life threatening ...Read more

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Is angina hereditary ?

Is angina hereditary







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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

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Can teenagers develop angina?

Can teenagers develop angina?

Unlikely: Yes, it is possible but very rare and generally the result of a structural problem, like an abnormal origin of one of the coronary arteries or coronary artery changes after an earlier episode of kawasaki dz. Angina from cholesterol plaques is very rare in adolescence, except in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, where the cholesterol may be several times nl levels (e.g., 700 or 800 ng/dl). ...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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Nocturnal (Definition)

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