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What is the difference between a heart attack and angina pain?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Longer pain..

Insufficient blood flow to the heart usually during exertion or other forms of stress due to a partial blockage causes chest pain lasting 5 to 10 minutes and is referred to as angina.
Persistent complete or near complete interruption of blood flow to the heart muscle results in permanent damage and is referred to as a heart attack. The pain usually lasts much longer than 5 to 10 minutes.

In brief: Longer pain..

Insufficient blood flow to the heart usually during exertion or other forms of stress due to a partial blockage causes chest pain lasting 5 to 10 minutes and is referred to as angina.
Persistent complete or near complete interruption of blood flow to the heart muscle results in permanent damage and is referred to as a heart attack. The pain usually lasts much longer than 5 to 10 minutes.
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