Angina pectoris is the medical term for chest pain or discomfort due to coronary heart disease. Angina is a symptom of a condition called myocardial ischemia. It occurs when the heart muscle (myocardium) doesn't get as much blood (hence as much oxygen) as it needs. This usually happens because one or more of the heart's arteries (blood vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle) is narrowed or blocked. Insufficient blood supply is called ischemia.
Angina also can occur in people with valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (this is an enlarged heart due to disease) or uncontrolled high blood pressure. These cases are rare, though.
Typical angina is uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest. The discomfort also may be felt in the neck, jaw, shoulder, back or arm. Many types of chest discomfort aren't related to angina. Acid reflux (heartburn) and lung infection or inflammation are examples.
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114/51 pulse 43 age 68 weight 200, 5 foot ten inches tall, sudden onset of angina pectoris last 2 weeks after 30 year absence of angina, still working 12 hour shift as a production tech, in my 20 s had the fastest time for the 50 mile run at 6 hours 51 minutes, hit by a pickup truck 2006 while walking,recovered I have a limp. On Lisinoprll 20/25,Bp swings from 156/96 to 104/68, resting pulsr 40 to 89
Have mild chest pains after walkng for 20 minutes. They last about 15 minutes and when I slow down they go away. The rest of the day I just feel somewhat tired. Had echo,stress test on tread mill and angiogram CT scan. They said my heart is fine but I have some indictation of blocked arteries. One of them appears to be about 55-70% but they do not want to do an angiogram with stent. I had a liver transplant last Dec 2009 and it is fine. I maintain a good BP and pulse rate is a little low. After walking my BP is about 119/65 and HR is 62. Always, but I do have morning hypertension and am taking Cozaar and Norvasc along with Prograff,Imuran--Immunosurpressants for LIVER and Bactrim. The seem to cause headaches EVERY night about 2am that last for several hours. thought I was having a stroke but they ruled that out. Went to ER several times thinking that I was having a heart attack. EKG shows nothing and the heart enzyme tests are negative. I am puzzled. My dentist who is an avid runner said that I may be having ANGINA and to take my NITRO with me. I don t want to stop walking but this has been gpoing on for 3 months and nothing has been diagnosed? Thank You.
my heart keeps stopping, its for several seconds then it restarts with an almighty thump. I have a terrible feeling of sinking when this happens. It started about 4 years ago and is getting more regular. I'm 33, 5'2“, approx 140lbs, female with no health probs but with family heart probs, ie angina, m.i, etc.
I M PURUSHOTTAM BHADADA OF 67YRS FRM JALGAON, SUFFERING FRM CHEST PAIN N PALPITATIONS FRM FEW DAYS I M ALSO HAVING PAIN IN LEFT SHOULDER RADIOGRAPHICALLY DIAGNOSED AS ARTHRITIS,CAN THIS B RELATED TO ANGINA ECG REPORTS R NORMAL SHULD I UNDERGO ANGIOGRAPY PR STRESS TEST I M ON HYPOGLYCEMICS N I M ASTHEMATIC N USING ASTHALIN ROTOCAP FR LAST 5 YRS SO WAT SHULD I DO NOW
my husband had a big operation on his ear 16 years ago he has had angina for 6 years just found out that he has had c o p d over the last 2 or 3 yeas and for the last few months his right nostril has been bleeding he has astma and it was his right ear aswell
I have had migraine headaches since I was 12 years old; I am now 65 years old. Everyone in my family has them, both maternal and paternal sides. We can trace them back to my great-grandmother. I have been using Imitrex since it came on the market....