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How do I know whether I have angina or coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Symptom vs disease

Angina, or chest pain or angina equivalents (there are many) are a symptom usually of heart disease.
Coronary artery disease, cad, is a progressive disease: plaque builds up in the arteries of the heart and this can lead to blockage(s), ischemia (insufficient blood flow) which can cause pain or angina.

In brief: Symptom vs disease

Angina, or chest pain or angina equivalents (there are many) are a symptom usually of heart disease.
Coronary artery disease, cad, is a progressive disease: plaque builds up in the arteries of the heart and this can lead to blockage(s), ischemia (insufficient blood flow) which can cause pain or angina.
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: In specificity

Angina is chest pain due to diminished blood flow to heart muscle; maybe from constriction or blockage.
Coronary disease is abnormality in coronary artery itself . Heart disease is abnormality in any part of the heart.

In brief: In specificity

Angina is chest pain due to diminished blood flow to heart muscle; maybe from constriction or blockage.
Coronary disease is abnormality in coronary artery itself . Heart disease is abnormality in any part of the heart.
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