What is angina, how do you know if chest pain isnt from a heart attack?

Angina. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease. Whether or not your chest pain is cardiac in origin is best answered by a visit to your doctor or nearest er if necessary.
Angina. Angina basically means chest pain. There are symptoms that tend to tell us that someone is having a heart attack. One can have squeezing type of chest pain, or a heaviness on the chest. The pain can radiate up to the neck, jaw, or left shoulder and arm. There is usually shortness of breath, and cold sweats, as well as palpitations. Nausea and vomiting can also occur.