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life expectancy for unstable angina patient??

life expectancy for unstable angina patient?
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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not 100% sure but angina is just sharp pains my dad had it but the doc told him to take care of him self & try to avoid heavy work & the cold weather. It makes ur chest hurt more. you should be able to live a long healthy life if ur careful. good luck
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