Angina pectoris

Overview

Angina pectoris is a type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. It's a symptom of coronary artery disease.

Symptoms

It feels like squeezing, pressure, heaviness, tightness, or pain in the chest. It can recur or be sudden and acute.

Treatments

Depending on severity, it can be treated by lifestyle changes, medication, angioplasty, or surgery.

Last Updated Apr 25, 2018


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