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  Angina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Angina pectoris is chest pain due to ischemia (a lack of blood and hence oxygen supply) of the heart muscle, generally due to obstruction or spasm of the coronary arteries (the heart's blood vessels).
Coronary artery disease, the main cause of angina, is due to atherosclerosis of the cardiac arteries.
The main goals of treatment in angina pectoris are relief of symptoms, slowing progression of the disease, and reduction of future events, especially heart attacks and of course death.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Angina   (1037 words)

 Angina: Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Angina is pain, discomfort, or pressure in the chest that is caused by ischemia, an insufficient supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle.
Angina of effort is a common disorder caused by the narrowing of the arteries (a condition called atherosclerosis) that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle.
Angina is usually caused by an underlying obstruction to the coronary artery due to atherosclerosis.
health.enotes.com /alternative-medicine-encyclopedia/angina   (1792 words)

Angina, or angina pectoris, is the medical term for chest pains behind the breastbone.
Angina pectoris is Latin for squeezing of the chest.
Angina is a specific type of pain in the chest caused by inadequate blood flow through the blood vessels (coronary vessels) of the heart muscle (myocardium).
www.mamashealth.com /angina.asp   (740 words)

 Angina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Angina Pectoris ("angina") is a recurring pain or discomfort in the chest that happens when some part of the heart does not receive enough blood.
Angina pain means that some of the heart muscle in not getting enough blood temporarily--for example, during exercise, when the heart has to work harder.
Patients with angina are at an increased risk of heart attack compared with those who have no symptoms of cardiovascular disease, but the episode of angina is not a signal that a heart attack is about to happen.
www.manhattanmed.com /MedicalConditions/Angina.htm   (1978 words)

The symptoms of angina include mild or severe pain, pressure, or discomfort in the chest, the pain is generally described as a feeling of a squeezing, strangling, heaviness, or suffocation sensation in the chest(8, 9).
Angina pectoris is a temporary part of the heart muscle not getting enough blood, whereas a heart attack occurs when some part of the heart is suddenly and permanently cut off from the blood supply which causes permanent damage to the heart muscle (8).
Prinzmetal’s or variant angina is caused by a vasospasm, a spasm that narrows the coronary artery and lessens the blood flow to the heart(8).
www.musc.edu /bmt737/spring2001/Kate/angina2.html   (1460 words)

 Angina - Texas Heart Institute Heart Information Center
Angina pectoris is a Latin phrase that means "strangling in the chest." Patients often say that angina is like a squeezing, suffocating, or burning feeling in their chest, but an episode of angina is not a heart attack.
Angina is the pain you feel when a diseased vessel in your heart (called a coronary artery) can no longer deliver enough blood to a part of the heart muscle to meet its need for oxygen.
Angina attacks in men usually happen after the age of 30 and are nearly always caused by coronary artery disease (CAD).
texasheart.org /HIC/Topics/Cond/Angina.cfm   (1134 words)

 Angina (chest pain) information on MedicineNet.com
Angina (angina pectoris - Latin for squeezing of the chest) is the chest discomfort that occurs when the blood oxygen supply to an area of the heart muscle does not meet the demand.
Angina is usually felt as a squeezing, pressure, heaviness, tightening, or aching across the chest, particularly behind the breastbone.
Angina typically lasts from 1 to 15 minutes and is relieved by rest or by placing a nitroglycerin tablet under the tongue.
www.medicinenet.com /angina/article.htm   (875 words)

 Angina Pectoris
Angina may be more difficult to identify in some elderly patients when they have symptoms such as abdominal pain after eating (due to increased blood demand for digestion) or have back or shoulder pain (which may be thought to be due to arthritis).
Stable angina is characterized by predictable patterns of symptoms and periods of discomfort that occur during exercise or periods of stress.
Unstable angina, one of the acute coronary syndromes that includes heart attack, is characterized by a change in the pattern of angina episodes, occurring more frequently, at rest, and/or not responding to treatment.
www.labtestsonline.org /understanding/conditions/angina.html   (543 words)

 Angina Pectoris - Strong Heart and Vascular Center
Angina pectoris is the medical term for chest pain, and is usually the primary symptom of myocardial ischemia, a condition where the heart does not get as much blood as it needs, as well as other heart disease.
Although angina pectoris is not a heart attack, it is a sign that someone is at an increased risk of having a heart attack, and should receive medical attention.
Angina is typically caused by the heart not receiving enough blood as the result of coronary artery disease.
www.stronghealth.com /services/cardiology/Conditions/angina.cfm   (587 words)

 Heart Disease and Angina
Angina is usually felt in the chest, but may also be felt in the shoulders, arms, neck, throat, jaw or back.
Unstable angina is angina pain that is different from your regular angina pain or pain that occurs while at rest.
Although this type of angina can often be relieved with oral medications (medicine taken by mouth), it is unstable and may progress to a heart attack.
www.webmd.com /content/pages/9/1675_57854.htm   (888 words)

 What Is Angina?
Angina (an-JI-nuh or AN-juh-nuh) is chest pain or discomfort that occurs when your heart muscle does not get enough blood.
Angina may feel like pressure or a squeezing pain in your chest.
Stable angina is not a heart attack but makes it more likely that you will have a heart attack in the future.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov /health/dci/Diseases/Angina/Angina_WhatIs.html   (307 words)

 Angina -- Biotechnology Encyclopedia
stenosis of the heart's arteries and, hence, angina pectoris.
The main goals of treatment in angina pectoris are relief of symptoms, slowing progression of the disease, and reduction of future events, especially
nitroglycerin medication are used for symptomatic relief of angina and prevention of ischemic events.
www.pipelinedrugs.com /biotechnology_encyclopedia/angina.htm   (794 words)

 Angina - All Sections (printer-friendly)
Angina is caused by reduced blood flow to an area of the heart.
Angina is not a heart attack, but it does mean that you are at greater risk of having a heart attack than someone who does not have angina.
Variant angina is caused by a spasm in a coronary artery.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov /health/dci/Diseases/Angina/Angina_All.html   (3701 words)

 NBC11.com - Health Encyclopedia - Stable Angina
Angina is chest pain caused by too little blood flow to the heart muscle.?The?pain usually begins slowly and gets worse over a period of minutes before going away.
Stable angina typically occurs when you exert yourself, and is quickly relieved with?medication or rest.
Angina chest pain that lasts longer than a few minutes?or occurs with rest is considered unstable angina.
www.nbc11.com /encyclopedia/6859592/detail.html   (822 words)

Angina is pain, "discomfort," or pressure localized in the chest that is caused by an insufficient supply of blood (ischemia) to the heart muscle.
Angina of effort is a common disorder caused by the narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis) that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle.
A person who has angina has the best prognosis if he or she seeks prompt medical attention and learns the pattern of his or her angina, such as what causes the attacks, what they feel like, how long episodes usually last, and whether medication relieves the attacks.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/angina.jsp   (1666 words)

 Unstable angina Encyclopedia Search - Drug Price Search
Unstable angina describes a syndrome that is intermediate between stable angina and myocardial infarction: an accelerating or "crescendo" pattern of chest pain that lasts longer than stable angina, occurs with less exertion or at rest, or is less responsive to medication.
Unlike stable angina, in which chest pain can be induced by exercise or stress, chest pain in unstable angina may occur at rest and without any precipitating factors.
In other words, if a pattern of stable angina has been present previously, the development of unstable angina may be defined by a change in the pattern, frequency, or severity of the pain.
www.drug-price-search.com /encyclopedia/?encyclopedia_name_url=77&level=2   (854 words)

 What Is Angina?
Angina literally means "choking pain," and angina pectoris refers to a painful or uncomfortable sensation in the chest that occurs when part of the heart does not receive enough oxygen due to disease in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart.
Stable angina typically is caused by widespread, irregular disease throughout the coronary arteries.
Some physicians regard unstable angina as a heart attack (until tests prove definitely that it is not a heart attack) because it is difficult to distinguish with early tests whether or not there has been damage to the heart muscle.
www.ehealthmd.com /library/angina/ANG_whatis.html   (1291 words)

 Heart Info - Angina: A Patient Guide
Angina is short for “angina pectoris,” which in Latin means “pain of the chest.” More specifically, angina is pain originating from the heart when it doesn’t get enough blood flow.
Angina is not the same as a heart attack, but the difference is only one of degree.
The symptoms are similar to those of the other forms of angina, but usually occur at rest and may occur in younger persons and those felt to be at low risk for CAD (though cigarette smoking is associated with this form of angina, too).
www.heartinfo.org /ms/guides/3/main.html   (3204 words)

 Angina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Angina occurs when an area of your heart muscle does not get enough blood and therefore does not get enough of the oxygen and nutrients that the blood carries.
Episodes of angina are usually brought on by activities or conditions that cause your heart to beat faster and work harder, such as physical exertion, mental or emotional stress, smoking, large meals or extreme temperatures.
Angina is only a temporary reduction of the flow of the blood to the heart; a heart attack is a sudden, permanent stopping of the flow of blood to the heart.
www.health-alliance.com /learnabout/learn_angina.htm   (377 words)

 eMedicine - Acute Coronary Syndrome : Article by Drew E Fenton, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Angina that is reproduced by exercise, eating, and/or stress and is subsequently relieved with rest, and without recent change in frequency or severity of activity that produce symptoms, is called chronic stable angina.
A less common cause of angina is dynamic obstruction, which may be caused by intense focal spasm of a segment of an epicardial artery (Prinzmetal angina).
Typically, angina is a symptom of myocardial ischemia that appears in circumstances of increased oxygen demand.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic31.htm   (8755 words)

 Angina and Unstable Angina - CardiologyChannel
Angina, also called angina pectoris, is a symptom of ischemic heart disease (IHD).
Angina is classified broadly as stable or unstable, depending on its pattern of occurrence and severity.
Stable angina occurs when increased physical activity (e.g., hurrying across a street or climbing a long flight of stairs) creates a greater demand for oxygen-rich blood to reach heart tissue.
www.cardiologychannel.com /angina   (522 words)

 Angina and Heart Disease -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Angina (say: "ann-gye-na") is a squeezing pain or a pressing feeling in the chest.
Angina can bother you when you are doing activities like walking, climbing stairs, exercising or cleaning.
Angina in someone who hasn't had it before, more episodes of angina with less exertion, and angina that comes on while you're resting are also danger signs.
familydoctor.org /233.xml   (1012 words)

 Angina - Vitacost   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
People with unstable angina who took 600 mg of NAC three times daily in combination with a nitroglycerin transdermal (skin) patch for four months had significantly lower rates of subsequent heart attacks than did people who used either therapy alone or placebo.
An uncontrolled trial of 49 angina patients found that acupuncture resulted in 58% less nitroglycerin use and a 38% decrease in the number of angina attacks.
Risk of angina pectoris and plasma concentrations of vitamins A, C, and E and carotene.
www.vitacost.com /science/hn/Concern/Angina.htm   (3176 words)

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