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Dr. Terrence Cohen Dr. Cohen
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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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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


Dr. Raghotham Patlola Dr. Patlola
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
14 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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What poisonous metals can cause angina or heart failure?

What poisonous metals can cause angina or heart failure?

Mercury: Mercury and lead - are known to cause significant damage to the heart muscle. ...Read more

Dr. Forrest Jones Dr. Jones
Family Medicine
years in practice
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What cause angina to affect the system and how it affect the system?

What cause angina to affect the system and how it affect the system?

Trouble for heart: Angina is an uncomfortable sensation from heart muscle suffering from lack of circulation - essentially acute oxygen deprivation. If this deprivation is not corrected, then a heart attack, with permanent heart muscle damage, can follow. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Mott Dr. Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
25 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Does a blocked circumflex cause angina?

Does a blocked circumflex cause angina?

Angina: Angina is typically caused by an obstruction in any of the coronary arteries. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Winkler Dr. Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
44 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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What could cause very sudden but extremely brief "jolt" in center of chest during jogging? Didn't experience the typical angina sensations at all.

What could cause very sudden but extremely brief "jolt" in center of chest during jogging?  Didn't experience the typical angina sensations at all.

Chest pain: It most likely was musculoskeletal. It does not sound like angina. It was not associated with nausea, or dizziness or other systemic symptoms associated with angina and it sounds like it only lasted a very brief time. However you should get checked up with and EKG and good cardiovascular exam. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Persaud Dr. Persaud
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
8 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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How dyslipidemia can cause angina?

How dyslipidemia can cause angina?

Leads to plaque : Dyslipidemia where specifically, a high cholesterol or triglyceride level in your blood can cause plaque to form in your blood vessels.This plaque results in blockage and slows the blood flow to your heart.This decreased blood flow can cause less oxygen to get to your heart which then causes chest pain or angina. The pain is pronounced during high activity when the heart demands more oxygen. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Rasak Dr. Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
29 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Why does angina cause pain and breathlessness?

Why does angina cause pain and breathlessness?

Lack oxyen: Lack of oxygen causes pain in any muscle when oxygen demand out strips suply . In the legs its called cludication. As for the shortness of breath it can be due to the dysfunction of the left ventricle due to poor oxygen suply. Much like an engine sputters if the fuel line is clogged. Along with heart failure pain and anxiety can also cause shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Rasak Dr. Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
29 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Can angina cause hypertension? Is it possible for a condition such as angina to be directly responsible for causing hypertension? .

Can angina cause hypertension? Is it possible for a condition such as angina to be directly responsible for causing hypertension?

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Related: Htn and angina are related. Htn is a risk factor for getting angina. If the angina is poorly controlled then the pains can cause anxiety and raise your blood pressure to rise. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Greenberg Dr. Greenberg
General Practice
41 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Can angina cause hypertension? Is it possible for a condition such as angina to be directly responsible for causing hypertension? .

Can angina cause hypertension? Is it possible for a condition such as angina to be directly responsible for causing hypertension?

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Connection exists: Yes chest pain can cause your nervous sytem to produce adrenaline and this can elevate your blood pressure, athersclerosis is the disease that cause your blood vessels to be damaged and can cause elevated BP and angina. ...Read more

Dr. A. tarig Ahmed Dr. Ahmed
Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Can anemia cause angina? Can it be reversed?

Can anemia cause angina? Can it be reversed?

Anemia: It can if the anemia is so severe. It can be reversed depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Why does angina causes pain in the chest and arm?

Why does angina causes pain in the chest and arm?

Common nerve roots: The pain fibers in the spine innervate areas of the body (dermatomes) in relation to their proximity to the spine during development. The heart, upper chest and left arm develop with the same set of nerves. When you get angina, the heart hurts and co-stimulates the nerves of the arm and upper chest. Always keep in close contact with your cardiologist if you have this. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Can prinzmetal angina caused by an angiogram?

Can prinzmetal angina caused by an angiogram?

Coronary vasospasm: Coronary vasospasm occasionally occurs during a cardiac catheterization but it's difficult to know what factors caused the spasm to occur. Prinzmetal angina is accompanied by certain ekg changes at the time of the vasospasm and this may be rare during coronary angiography. An interventional cardiologist is best suited to answer your question. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge Dr. Rutledge
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Poison can cause angina? Is it possible that poison, in particular poisonous metals, can cause angina?

Poison can cause angina? Is it possible that poison, in particular poisonous metals, can cause angina?

Many : Many toxins can cause spasm of the coronary arteries resulting in angina, so it is possible. This is not a classic symptom of metal poisoning though. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott Dr. Abbott
Preventive Medicine
41 years in practice
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Are Sympathetic Nerve Blocks effective at calming the sympathetic system which causes angina and migraines? If not, why not? Would seem logical.

Are Sympathetic Nerve Blocks effective at calming the sympathetic system which causes angina and migraines? If not, why not? Would seem logical.

The key here: is that you have to be able to inject the specific nerves that are causing the problem such as in the neck, low back, arm for regional pain syndromes. One doesn't have access to the sympathetic nerves inside the skull causing the migraine or supplying the coronary arteries along the heart surface that are causing angina. ...Read more

Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz Dr. Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
35 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Dr. Nathan Ritter Dr. Ritter
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
20 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Harinder Gill Dr. Gill
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
35 years in practice
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Long use of nitrates to control angina is possible to cause cancer?

Long use of nitrates to control angina is possible to cause cancer?

Nitrates: No cancer causation by nitrates as administered for medical use ...Read more

Dr. Charles Rocamboli Dr. Rocamboli
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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We all know chest burn/discomfort/sob can be from GI or other causes.How can you diagnose angina clinically.Would angina symptoms only during exertion?

We all know chest burn/discomfort/sob can be from GI or other causes.How can you diagnose angina clinically.Would angina symptoms only during exertion?

Stress test: You need a stress test if you are worried about angina, but it might be useful to try an antacid like Pepcid (famotidine) to see if it resolves. Also yes, if it happens only with exertion angina is more likely. ...Read more

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