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Why does heart pain happen and what are the causes?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Nerves in heart

There are nerves in the heart so if there is a problem in the heart pain can occur. If for instance there is a blockage in an artery, the heart muscle gets damaged and pain can occur. Inflammtion in the sac around the heart, the pericardium, can also cause pain.
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In brief: Nerves in heart

There are nerves in the heart so if there is a problem in the heart pain can occur. If for instance there is a blockage in an artery, the heart muscle gets damaged and pain can occur. Inflammtion in the sac around the heart, the pericardium, can also cause pain.
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Imbalance

Heart pain (angina) occurs when there is an imbalance between myocardial (heart muscle) oxygen supply and demand.
Supply is based on the condition of the coronary arteries and blood. Demand is related to chamber wall stress, contractility, and heart rate.

In brief: Imbalance

Heart pain (angina) occurs when there is an imbalance between myocardial (heart muscle) oxygen supply and demand.
Supply is based on the condition of the coronary arteries and blood. Demand is related to chamber wall stress, contractility, and heart rate.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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