What Are the Symptoms of Angina?
Symptoms of stable angina can vary from person to person. Some patients experience no chest pain at all, while others feel a strong, sharp pain in the chest. These symptoms are usually felt during physical activity or emotional stress. Other times, they may be triggered by heavy meals or extreme temperature changes. If the pain is persistent, it may be a symptom of a heart attack. The pain can be painful and uncomfortable, and it is best to seek medical help immediately.
A diagnosis of stable angina can be made by your doctor. Your doctor will ask you about your medical history and medical conditions and perform a physical examination. They may take your blood pressure, take blood tests, and do an electrocardiogram. You may have an electrocardiogram if you are experiencing pain that you can’t seem to shake off. This test will show your heart’s function and may reveal depression, elevation, or ST elevations. In addition, a stent, a small tube that props open arteries, may be needed to treat your chest pain.
Symptoms of stable angina are associated with coronary heart disease (CAD) and a 3% to 4% annual risk of a first myocardial infarction (MI). If you are experiencing chest pain, call 911 or drive yourself to the hospital. The pain may last for several minutes or it may only last a few minutes. If the pain is persistent, it may require surgery. It may also be caused by a blood clot or other heart problem.
The onset of stable angina usually occurs during physical exertion. It may be worse during illnesses or after taking certain medications. Stable angina may also be triggered by emotional stress. Symptoms of stable angina can be severe or mild, but they usually go away on their own. In severe cases, a stent may be needed to treat your chest pain.
The most common cause of stable angina is coronary artery disease (CAD). The coronary arteries are the arteries that carry oxygen-rich blood to the heart. CAD is caused by atherosclerosis, which causes the arteries to narrow. The narrowed arteries prevent fresh blood from flowing into the heart. The arteries become blocked by plaque, which is made of fat, cholesterol, and other substances. A blood clot may completely block the artery or it may partially block it. Both types of CAD can result in unstable angina. Symptoms of unstable angina are usually more severe, and they last longer than those of stable angina. In addition, unstable angina can cause heart attack symptoms.
The symptoms of unstable angina may be triggered by a blood clot, a heart attack, or emotional stress. The pain may be severe or mild, and it may last for several minutes or it may only be a few minutes. In addition, unstable angina may occur at rest, or it may occur while you are sleeping. If you experience chest pain that lasts for more than five minutes, you should seek medical help immediately.
The most common symptoms of stable angina are chest pain and discomfort. These symptoms usually last for several minutes, and they may occur during physical exertion or emotional stress. You may also experience other symptoms such as pressure or fullness in the chest, feeling indigestion, or pressure in the back or neck. You may also experience abnormal lung sounds. The pain may spread to the back, arms, and jaw.
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