What is angina?

What is angina?

Angina is chest pain or discomfort caused when your heart muscle doesn’t get enough oxygen-rich blood.

What is variant angina and how is it treated?

This type of angina usually occurs while you are at rest, and the pain can be severe. It usually happens between midnight and early morning and in a pattern. Medicine can ease symptoms of variant angina. Angina happens when your heart muscle does not get enough oxygen-rich blood.

What are the benefits of angina medicine?

Angina Medicine’s Benefit for Patients Who Have Life-Threatening Abnormal Heart Rhythms. The RAID Trial found that a medicine to treat angina reduced the risk of rapid heart rhythms that otherwise might have required an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Evaluating Patients Who Have Chest Pain More Quickly.

What are the symptoms of angina pectoris?

Symptoms of angina include: pressure, aching, or burning in the neck, jaw, and shoulders (usually the left shoulder) and even down the arm When arteries are severely narrowed, angina can also occur at rest. This is called unstable angina.

What does angina pain feel like in the chest?

Angina (Chest Pain) It may feel like pressure or squeezing in your chest. The discomfort also can occur in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back. Angina pain may even feel like indigestion. But, angina is not a disease. It is a symptom of an underlying heart problem, usually coronary heart disease (CHD).

What can an echocardiogram tell you about angina?

Echocardiogram. An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of the heart. Your doctor can use these images to identify angina-related problems, including heart muscle damage due to poor blood flow. An echocardiogram can be given during a stress test, and this can show if there are areas of your heart that are not getting enough blood.

How long do angina attacks last?

Angina attacks usually last a few minutes. If it has been triggered by exertion, it usually subsides within a few minutes as you rest. When such pain lasts more than 10 minutes, it could indicate a heart attack. If you have this type of pain and it lasts more than 10 minutes, call 9-1-1.