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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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How does angina affect the circulatory system?

How does angina affect the circulatory system?

Other way around: Angina is caused by problems in your circulatory system. It does not cause them. Here's a good read on Angina: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/angina/basics/causes/CON-20031194
Talk w/ your doctor to best manage this condition. It can make all the difference! Best regards. ...Read more

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Which part of the arm aches in an angina attack?

Which part of the arm aches in an angina attack?

Angina: Can be any part or none, generally we speak of the inside of the left arm but that is not specific. ...Read more

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Does heart attack or angina always radiate to other parts?

Does heart attack or angina always radiate to other parts?

Absolutely not!: Hi. In fact, a sizable fraction of MI's are "silent" — no symptoms of any kind. Radiation of pain may or may not occur with MI or angina. ...Read more

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4yrs ago when I had vincent's angina of the throat, parts of my tonsils were scooped out. I was told it would patchup with time but hasn't. Worrisome?

4yrs ago when I had vincent's angina of the throat, parts of my tonsils were scooped out. I was told it would patchup with time but hasn't. Worrisome?

No: Ludwig's angina is a serious condition that can become life threatening. Your tonsils were "scooped" out probably to drain an abscess that caused ludwig's. I would not expect them to look symmetrical or smooth. As long as you are not getting tonsil infections now you don't need to worry. ...Read more

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What are the parts of a physical exam on a new female patient? Age 61, partial hysterectomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, angina

What are the parts of a physical exam on a new female patient? Age 61, partial hysterectomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, angina

Full H&P: I'm guessing if you're asking this question you went to a new dr and he didn't do as detailed h&p as you would have expected. You may have seen the bill and were even more surprised. If im right you can check on line a see the billing codes and see what they should involve. Then if you feel there's a problem address it with your doctor. Usually if they are busy they are un aware and will remady things. ...Read more

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What are the parts of a physical exam on a new female patient? Age 61, partial hysterectomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, angina

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What are the parts of a physical exam on a new female patient? Age 61, partial hysterectomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, angina

Careful exam: Complete physical exam including ekg, x-ray chest, pulmonary function test, lab tests including cbc, chemistry, lipids, thyroid function tests, urinalysis, hb a1c review of present medication and good follow up. ...Read more

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What to do if I have angina but 7 different doctors told me I don't?

What to do if I have angina but 7 different doctors told me I don't?

Nothing: If seven different doctors told you do not have angina, you don't.
If I were you, age 31, I would quit "doctor shopping" as it is dangerous and concentrate on other reason for chest pain (or not) as if the pain is not cardiac, it will not kill you (but anxiety and stress will make your life miserable). ...Read more

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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

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Why we don't use b2 agonist for angina pectoris?

Why we don't use b2 agonist for angina pectoris?

Antagonist: A beta agonist will stimulate beta receptors on the heart, which will cause the heart to beat more forcefully and more rapidly, both will increase oxygen demand, and may increase angina. A beta blocker (antagonist) will have the opposite effect. ...Read more

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I have been taking ranexa (ranolazine) for 6 years for (then) uncontrolled angina. I haven't had angina in several years. How do I taper off ranexa (ranolazine)?

I would not: Ranexa (ranolazine) is a medication which is used for patients who have severe blockages to their heart arteries which are causing angina. Usually these patients are not candidates for surgery or stents. Ranexa (ranolazine) doesn't make the blockages go aways — it only treats the pain. The fact that you don't have pain means it is doing its job. I recommend you talk to your cardiologist before stopping it. ...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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How long does angina last?

How long does angina last?

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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Does training help in treating angina?

Does training help in treating angina?

Need clearance : One needs to check with their physician or cardiologist to determine whether the dymptoms are truly angina. If so, it may be dangerous to exercise as a stress test or angiogram may be necessaryto determine the status of the coronary arteries. Training is usually important in preventing coronary disease or treating it once it is diagnosed and one is cleared for exercise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about eecp for angina?

EECP: Eecp may be tried for patients whose angina is refractory to regular medical, surgical and interventional treatment. For this type of patient it can sometimes offer symptom improvement. ...Read more

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How do I know if this is acid or angina?

Angina: With only the question, impossible for one of us out here to give an answer. If you are concerned about a symptom you have see your doc. ...Read more

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What is the medicine that best treat angina?

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What is the medicine that best treat angina?

angina: Angina is caused by a mismatch of oxygen demand and supply in the heart. If you have not done so already, you should have a stress test to confirm. If indeed there is a coronary artery obstruction, then will need either a cardiac cath or bypass surgery. May also be reasonable to medically treat, but would consult a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can you go jogging if you have controlled angina?

Can you go jogging if you have controlled angina?

Jog: If the double product reached with jogging can be held below the patient's anginal threshold, the pt. Could potentially jog. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many types of angina are there?

Can you let me know how many types of angina are there?

Angina: Angina means pain. The angina we generally speak of is angina pectoris or chest pain. There are forms of intestinal angina and other kinds also but the usual is the chest pain. ...Read more

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What is the difference between angina and angina pectoris?

Angina: Is pain and classically chest pain. Angina pectoris means pain of the chest. ...Read more

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What can I do if medication is not helping my angina pain?

What can I do if medication is not helping my angina pain?

Surgery or stent: The best treatment for angina which is not controlled by optimal medical therapy is revascularization by coronary artery bypass grafting or stenting. ...Read more

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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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How to treat angina?

How to treat angina?

CAD Rx: Angina pectoris is treated with diet, exercise, aspirin, beta blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, statins and nitrates. When more symptom relief is needed, angioplasty or CABG may be indicated. ...Read more

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What prevents angina?

What prevents angina?

Angina: Having good coronary artery flows is a marvelous preventive for angina pectoris. There is abundant literature out there on prevention of coronary artery disease. Not having anemia, not being diabetic and not having hypertension are also very useful things. Once you have angina, we have lots of medications and procedures to try to make up for not having normal coronary blood flow. ...Read more

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Can diet affect angina?

Can diet affect angina?

To a degree: Angina is a manifestation of coronary artery disease whose primary cause is the formation of cholesterol plaques that narrow the vessel. Cholesterol plaque formation is directly linked to the degree of cholesterol concentration which, in turn, is partly dependent on the exogenous cholesterol supply. So, foods high in cholesterol will contribute to plaque formation and eventually to angina. ...Read more

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What is unstable angina?

What is unstable angina?

Ischemic chest pain: Angina is chest discomfort caused by a coronary artery blockage. Unstable angina is angina that: 1) occurs at rest, 2) is increasing in severity or frequency, or 3) is new or recent in onset. ...Read more

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What is unstable Angina?

What is unstable Angina?

Unstable angina: Unstable angina is sudden persistent unprovoked chest pain related to coronary artery disease that is not relieved with rest or nitro glycerine. It may also be associated with shortness of breath and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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How to treat angina pectoris?

How to treat angina pectoris?

Amazon.com: You can log on to Amazon.com and order a copy of Braunwald's Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 11th edition — hardcover or on-line edition. He has an extensive explanation of the treatment of angina pectoris. You can learn at the feet of the master. ...Read more