Cardiologist: What is angina?

Angina pain or discomfort in the chest, this symptom occurs because the heart muscle is not getting enough oxygen from the blood. Angina pain, usually associated with physical or emotional stress. Pressure pain or compressive nature of localization in the chest, it is possible to irradiation under scapula, left shoulder, left arm, jaw or neck.

Angina is a symptom of coronary heart disease (CHD). Occurs on the background of disorders of lipid metabolism. This is worth remembering when choosing tools for the treatment of angina, as it is important to not cure the pain, but the cause of the occurrence.

There are the following types of angina: stable angina, unstable angina, variant angina Prinzmetala. All types of strokes vary in clinical presentation.

Stable angina is the most common type of angina. This occurs when the heart is working harder than usual. Stable angina has some regularity: occurs during exercise and is stopped after a few minutes of rest or taking nitrates.

In unstable angina, the symptoms do not follow some patterns. Unstable angina can occur without physical exertion, and is not independently. Unstable angina is dangerous and requires urgent hospitalization.

Option Prinzmetal's angina is a rare variant angina. It occurs at rest, and the pain can be quite intense. Prinzmetal's angina usually occurs at night or early in the morning.

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