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Why do people with coronary disease get chest pain?
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not enough oxygen
The best i can explain it, when the heart muscle is distressed due to inadequate oxygen, the pain pathways from it become activated and the person feels chest pain.
This can be due to coronary disease, but there are other cardiac causes of chest pain also which likely results from the same mechanism, like that of aortic insufficiency, or severely elevated blood pressure.

In brief: Not enough oxygen
The best i can explain it, when the heart muscle is distressed due to inadequate oxygen, the pain pathways from it become activated and the person feels chest pain.
This can be due to coronary disease, but there are other cardiac causes of chest pain also which likely results from the same mechanism, like that of aortic insufficiency, or severely elevated blood pressure.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Angina
Coronary disease results in blockage of the coronary arteries, which results in not enough oxygenated blood to reach the affected heart muscle, which causes angina or chest pain.

In brief: Angina
Coronary disease results in blockage of the coronary arteries, which results in not enough oxygenated blood to reach the affected heart muscle, which causes angina or chest pain.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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