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Could one or more explain unstable angina as I lived a long time with it not suspecting heart decease?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Changing symptoms

Unstable angina usually refers to new chest pain, pain with less activity than before or pain that doesnt go away with rest or usual nitrates.
It represents a change in the plaques in your heart and is usually very serious. I doubt you have unstable angina, more likely you have stable angina. Angina is a symptom reflective of atherosclerotic heart disease which means you have it.

In brief: Changing symptoms

Unstable angina usually refers to new chest pain, pain with less activity than before or pain that doesnt go away with rest or usual nitrates.
It represents a change in the plaques in your heart and is usually very serious. I doubt you have unstable angina, more likely you have stable angina. Angina is a symptom reflective of atherosclerotic heart disease which means you have it.
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