Angina Pectoris

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Definition

Angina Pectoris is a term that illustrates chest pain due to myocardial ischemia. It normally happens on exertion and is comforted by resting. Alternative names for Angina Pectoris are stable angina and chronic angina.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis of this disease is based upon the standard history of the person's chest pain on effort and by the process of test. The doctor will make a measurement of your blood pressure and will perform physical exams.

Treatment

In most cases, drugs are authorized for the medication of angina before surgery is considered. The classes of drugs include nitrates, and beta blocking drugs.

Symptoms and Signs

The usually symptom of this disease is chest pain that is experience behind the breastbone or somewhat to the left. The other symptoms that accompany angina pectoris are nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue, anxiety, sweating or dizziness. Majority people describe the pain as a kind of tightness or heaviness, squeezing pressure.

Causes

The usually cause of angina pectoris is the coronary heart disease. It is caused by too little blood flow to the heart. The two chief causes of angina are coronary artery spasm, and atherosclerotic plaque buildup which causes dangerous obstruction of the coronary artery.

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