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Why eating an indian meal makes my father experience an angina attack ?

Does anyone know why eating an indian meal makes my father experience an angina attack? My father is 60 years of age and has had a triple heart bypass about 5 years ago. The symptoms of angina disapeared for a while after his operation but unfortunately returned. He has angina attacks when very emotional and if subjected to cold conditions. More recently tho, eating a meal such as his favourite chicken tikka massalla have also brought these attacks on. Does anyone know why this is? All feedback would be welcome. Thank you
Asked On : Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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I can't see why curry specifically should cause it. However any large meal made up of items which take time to digest can bring on angina. This is because blood is diverted away from the heart to meet the increasing needs of the bowel to digest food. This is in the same way as blood is diverted to the muscles when we exercises. Both leave the heart short of blood supply and oxygen if it is already compromised by coronary artery disease. It could also be as suggested by one of the other answers, that some of the discomfort might be due to acid reflux. Sometimes the symptoms caused by this may be indistinguishable from angina.
Answered: Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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