Angina is a type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease. Angina, which may also be called angina pectoris, is often described as squeezing, pressure, heaviness, tightness or pain in your chest. Some people with angina symptoms describe angina as feeling like a vise is squeezing their chest or feeling like a heavy weight has been placed on their chest. Angina may be a new pain that needs evaluation by a doctor, or recurring pain that goes away with treatment.
Angina symptoms include:
- Chest pain or discomfort, possibly described as pressure, squeezing, burning or fullness
- Pain in your arms, neck, jaw, shoulder or back accompanying chest pain
- Shortness of breath
Three types of angina can be found in the patients:
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