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What Are Markers For Microvascular Angina In Hypertensive Patients
The company it keeps: There are no "markers" for microvascular angina, per se. The diagnosis can be made invasively at specialized centers (only a few around the country), but often is based on a "gestalt" of suggestive symptoms, sometimes with evidence of impaired blood flow ("ischemia") on stress tests, in a person with traditional heart disease risk factor, when typical angiograms show no blockages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: It certainly can be. Chest pain that is exertional in nature should be investigated by a stress test and if there is some suspicion or an abnormal ekg, possibly an imaging stress test. Several imaging tests will show the possibility of microvascular insufficiency of the heart (nuclear stress testing, pet, and mri). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food intake: If the patient is overweight or has a poor lipid spectrum, then diet can be quite helpful. For diet to help more than just caloric restriction is important, the content of the diet especially trying to be plant based it likely to be more useful. Appropriate medicines and exercise and not smoking are also very important. ...Read more
What is the risk associated with patient diagnosed of unstable angina involve in regular exercise?
I am curious if both vagus affected will the patient be able to sense his angina or appendicitis pain?
By Exclusion: It's generally a diagnosis of exclusion, when one can't find another reason for symptoms of angina. It would require a catheterization with coronary angiogram to exclude blockages in the larger coronary arteries on the surface of the heart. Also an echocardiogram might be done to exclude valvular heart disease. It's more common in women and treated usually with beta blockers such as metoprolol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subtle in women: Angina is a dull chest discomfort or pressure usually in center or across chest, often radiating to left arm, neck or throat. Gets worse with physical activity or emotion, sometimes at night. It can be subtle or atypical especially in women who tend to ignore their heart symptoms until they get very sick. Usually it's from a blockage in a coronary artery though there are other causes too. ...Read more
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