Angina pectoris. Symptoms

Definition of angina pectoris

Angina is a violent and sudden cardiac pain, whose main characteristic is a feeling that a person has chest constriction.

Symptoms of angina pectoris

The person suffering an attack of angina pectoris suffer the following symptoms:

* Pale face
* Cold sweat
* Anguish and suffering with a sense of death by suffocation.
* The chest feels compressed, constrained
* Severe pain in the precordium radiating to the neck, back, but mainly to the back and left arm (it is rare for pain radiating to the right)
* The pain can immobilize a person how hard it can be
* Normally, breathing and pulse are stable or tends to accelerate somewhat
* The attack usually lasts a couple of minutes
* You can disappear suddenly as it began
* Death may occur during the attack

Types of angina

There are three types of angina: stable, unstable and variable. Unstable angina is the most dangerous. There follows a set pattern and can occur without physical exertion. Does not spontaneously disappear with rest or medicine. It's a sign that a heart attack could occur soon.

Not all the aches and pains in the chest is angina. If you experience chest pain, should consult a health professional.

Causes of angina
The main cause is an acute temporary deficiency of oxygen to the heart muscle. It can be caused by a narrowing (constriction) of the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart wall or by an accumulation of waste products that is clogging the heart's arteries.

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