Top
10
Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Unstable Angina

Share
1

1
Male,57,diabetic, getting chest pain after 4-5 minutes of walk. pain diminishes on rest within one minute. its stable or unstable angina? treatment?

Male,57,diabetic, getting chest pain after 4-5 minutes of walk. pain diminishes on rest within one minute. its stable or unstable angina? treatment?

Sounds stable : Pain with activity. Relieved by rest. Stable pattern. See your doctor and should set up stress test to see if truly heart related. If you start getting similar discomfort at rest. If it doesn't go away with rest. See someone asap ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
1,646 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Does unstable angina require hospitalization?

Does unstable angina require hospitalization?

YES: And likely some sort of revascularization procedure unless one's anantomy is not amenable to stenting or bypass. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What are the symptoms associated with unstable angina?

What are the symptoms associated with unstable angina?

Chest pain: Chest pain not relieved by rest. Please note that there are many instances of atypical presentations and it may range from vague feeling of discomfort, pressure on chest, shortness of breath, anxiety, sweating, feeling of impending doom, nausea vomiting. If you suspect unstable angina, get to an er asap, call 911. ...Read more

4

4
What is the difference between unstable angina and stemi / non-stemi?

What is the difference between unstable angina and stemi / non-stemi?

Several: Unstable angina is when chest pain coming from the heart increases in frequency, severity and/or intensity over the last couple of month. If pain is severe and lasts for over 20-30 minutes and pt shows in ER, The EKG may show specific changes (ST segment elevation myocardial infarction = STEMI) or subtle or no changes and the heart attack is diagnosed with blood tests (NSTEMI= non-ST elevationMI ...Read more

5

5
Can you have unstable angina and not have chest pain?

Can you have unstable angina and not have chest pain?

Yes;not=conventional: view because BOTH defined as "symptoms" perceived by person. Yet arterial disease typically present in 1/2 US population by later childhood, though no symptoms for decades because arteries enlarge at plaque locations, ischemia due to plaque rupture, debris+clots & most ischemic events are asymptomatic despite progressive damage: heart, brain & body wide leading to CHF, dementia, etc. in future. ...Read more

6

6
Are all hospitals the same when treating unstable angina?

Are all hospitals the same when treating unstable angina?

No: Unstable angina (usa) is part of a spectrum of coronary disease known as acute coronary syndrome (acs), which ranges from usa to a st-elevation myocardial infarction (stemi). Usa can progress to stemi and the best treatment for that, and also utilized in the evaluation of usa, is a cardiac catheterization. Only hospitals with full time cath labs can perform emergency procedures to open arteries. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Why unstable angina is a contraindication for stress test?

Why unstable angina is a contraindication for stress test?

Test stop with pain: I presume you are scheduled for an Exercise Stress Test or a Treadmill Test, where an EKG is performed while you walk on a treadmill. In this stress test, the test must be stopped as soon as you experience chest pain. Therefore, the test is not useful (and thus contraindicated) in patients with unstable angina. Less invasive tests such as a nuclear medicine scan may be used instead. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Are beta blockers used to treat both stable and unstable angina?

Are beta blockers used to treat both stable and unstable angina?

Yes: Yes, beta-blockers are used to treat both stable and unstable angina as a role in reducing cardiac workload. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What's the difference between a hiatus hernia and an unstable angina?

Very different: Hiatal hernia is a weakness in the diaphragm muscle that may allow a portion of the stomach to go into the chest causing heartburn or esophageal reflux. Unstable angina is a very serious and potentially life threatening condition of impeding heart attack or heart damage from low blood flow to the heart. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Mary Callahan
116 doctors shared insights

Unstable Angina (Definition)

Unstable angina is a condition where a person experiences chest pain due to impaired blood flow to the heart. When angina is unstable, this pain occurs without ...Read more