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Could heart pain get better with rest?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: It should

Typically, angina (heart pain) gets better when you stop to rest since the heart has less work to do and can catch up so to speak.

In brief: It should

Typically, angina (heart pain) gets better when you stop to rest since the heart has less work to do and can catch up so to speak.
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: I hope so

One of the definitions of angina is chest pain which is 1) brought on by exertion 2) relieved by rest (or nitroglycerin) 3) of a sub-sternal nature.
Most anginal chest pain does improve with rest. If it does not, it may represent unstable angina or heart attack, both of which should receive prompt medical attention.

In brief: I hope so

One of the definitions of angina is chest pain which is 1) brought on by exertion 2) relieved by rest (or nitroglycerin) 3) of a sub-sternal nature.
Most anginal chest pain does improve with rest. If it does not, it may represent unstable angina or heart attack, both of which should receive prompt medical attention.
Dr. John Garner
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