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What is Angina?

What is Angina?

Angina is a common type of chest pain that can occur when the heart muscle is not receiving sufficient blood flow and oxygen. Angina is a ...more »

  • Angina: A special type of chest pain.
  • Angina: any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Angina: Introduction

Types of Angina:

Types of Angina:

  • Stable angina - a regular pattern of angina; the most common type.
  • Unstable angina - a new, irregular or changed pattern of angina. Needs urgent medical attention for possible heart attack or heart disease.
  • Prinzmetal's angina (variant angina) - caused by vasospasm.
  • Microvascular angina - caused by small blood vessels rather than artery damage.
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Broader types of Angina:

How many people get Angina?

Prevalance of Angina: 6.4 million Americans (NHLBI)
Prevalance Rate of Angina: approx 1 in 42 or 2.35% or 6.4 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Angina?

Complications of Angina: see complications of Angina
Deaths for Angina: 503 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

What causes Angina?

Causes of Angina: see causes of Angina
Risk factors for Angina: see risk factors for Angina

What are the symptoms of Angina?

Symptoms of Angina: see symptoms of Angina

Complications of Angina: see complications of Angina

Can anyone else get Angina?

More information: see contagiousness of Angina
Inheritance: see inheritance of Angina

Angina: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Angina.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Angina.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Angina: see treatments for Angina
Alternative treatments for Angina: see alternative treatments for Angina
Research for Angina: see research for Angina

Society issues for Angina

Hospitalizations for Angina: 82,000 (NHLBI 1999)

Hospitalization statistics for Angina: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Angina:

  • 1.13% (144,450) of hospital consultant episodes were for angina pectoris in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73% of hospital consultant episodes for angina pectoris required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for angina pectoris were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for angina pectoris were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 85% of hospital consultant episodes for angina pectoris required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for angina pectoris in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Physician office visits for Angina: 910,000 (NHLBI 1999)

Organs Affected by Angina:

Organs and body systems related to Angina include:

Name and Aliases of Angina

Main name of condition: Angina

Other names or spellings for Angina:

Angina Pectoris, Chest pain

Angina: Related Conditions

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