Angina Pectoris: Introduction
Angina Pectoris: Variant of Angina Pectoris, where episodic chest pain occurs without exertion or provocation, due to a transient spasm of a coronary artery; more common in women.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Angina Pectoris is available below.
Symptoms of Angina Pectoris
- "Crushing", "tight", "gripping" type chest pain - may be mild/dull to severe in intensity
- Pain in central chest or behind sternum
- Pain radiating down left arm, to jaw, neck or shoulder with or without associated chest pain
- Pain begins while patient is at rest
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Treatments for Angina Pectoris
- Calcium antagonist medications eg verapamil, diltiazem
- Nitrates eg Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN)
- Vasodilators eg Nicorandil
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Angina Pectoris: Complications
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Causes of Angina Pectoris
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Angina Pectoris: Undiagnosed Conditions
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any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease.
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particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes.
However, there are also various other causes.
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misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children.
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Angina Pectoris
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Clinical Trials for Angina Pectoris
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
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Definitions of Angina Pectoris:
Recurring thoracic pain or discomfort which occurs when a part of the heart does not receive enough blood; usually caused by exertion or excitement.
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