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Angina is chest pain or discomfort you feel when there is not enough blood flow to your heart muscle. Your heart muscle needs the oxygen that the blood carries. Angina may feel like pressure or a squeezing pain in your chest. It may feel like indigestion. You may also feel pain in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back.

Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common heart disease. CAD happens when a sticky substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart, reducing blood flow.

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  1. Angina (National Library of Medicine)  
    Angina is chest pain or discomfort you feel when there is not enough blood flow to your ... muscle needs the oxygen that the blood carries. Angina may feel like pressure or a squeezing pain ...
  2. Angina Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Angina Introduction Angina is pain in the chest and surrounding areas of the body that occurs when ... rhythms, and anemia can all lead to angina. Angina vs. Heart Attack Sometimes a heart artery becomes ...
  3. Accelerating angina; New-onset angina; Angina - unstable; Progressive angina ... atherosclerosis is the most common cause of unstable angina. Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty material, called ...
  4. Variant angina; Angina - variant; Prinzmetal's angina; Vasospastic angina ... not function normally. About 2% of patients with angina (chest pain and pressure) have coronary artery spasm. ...
  5. Angina - stable; Angina - chronic; Angina pectoris ... work harder, it needs more oxygen. Symptoms of angina occur when the coronary arteries are narrowed or ...
  6. Unlike typical angina – which is often triggered by exertion or emotional stress - Prinzmetal’s angina almost always occurs when a person is at rest, usually between ...
  7. Angina Pectoris (Stable Angina) (American Heart Association)  
    Angina Pectoris (Stable Angina) Updated:Jul 29,2014 You may have heard the term “angina pectoris” or “stable angina” in your doctor’s office, but what is it, ...
  8. Angina From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is Angina? Angina (an-JI-nuh or AN-juh-nuh) ... cardiac syndrome X and nonobstructive CHD. Types of Angina The major types of angina are stable, unstable, ...
  9. What Causes Angina? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Causes Angina? Underlying Causes Angina usually is a symptom of ... on the type of angina you have. Stable Angina Physical exertion is the most common trigger of ...
  10. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Angina? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... Twitter. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Angina? Pain and discomfort are the main symptoms of ... attack . Call 9–1–1 right away. Stable Angina The pain or discomfort: Occurs when the heart ...
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