What is it?

Angina, also known as angina pectoris, is characterized by a chest pain due to a reduced blood flow to the heart. It is often associated with coronary artery disease.

What are the symptoms?

Angina presents as a chest pain which can be described as squeezing, or chest heaviness. It is often abrupt or sudden in occurrence and may recur over time. Other symptoms include:

  • Pain in your arms, neck, jaw or back often left-sided.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Shortness of breathing.
  • Sweating.

What to expect?

If you are diagnosed with angina by a medical professional you should seek immediate medical help if:

  • You are having symptoms while you are sitting or lying.
  • You have symptoms that do not subside or come back after use of your medication.
  • You have more severe symptoms or more symptoms than normal.

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