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Angina
Angina


Coronary artery disease
Coronary artery disease


Angina

Definition:

Angina is a type of chest discomfort due to poor blood flow through the blood vessels (coronary vessels) of the heart muscle (myocardium).

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Symptoms:

Some patients (especially women, the elderly, and people with diabetes) have unusual symptoms, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Jaw, arm, or back pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness


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Review Date: 6/21/2010
Reviewed By: Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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