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Diseases » Microvascular angina » Glossary
 

Glossary for Microvascular angina

  • Angina: A special type of chest pain.
  • Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a syndrome affecting arterial blood vessels. It is a chronic inflammatory response in the walls of arteries, in large part due to the accumulation of macrophage white blood cells and promoted by low density (especially small particle) lipoproteins (plasma proteins that carry cholesterol and triglycerides) without adequate removal of fats and cholesterol from the macrophages by functional high density lipoproteins (HDL). It is commonly referred to as a hardening or furring of the arteries. It is caused by the formation of multiple plaques within the arteries.
  • Chest burning: A burning sensation experienced on the chest
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Chest discomfort: The sensation of discomfort that is located in the chest
  • Chest pain: Pain in the chest area.
  • Chest tightness: The sensation of tightness located in the chest
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Dissecting aortic aneurysm: aortic dissection is a potentially life-threatening condition in which there is bleeding into and along the wall of the aorta, the major artery leaving the heart
  • Heart conditions: Any condition that affects the heart
  • Heart muscle conditions: Medical conditions affecting the muscle of the heart.
  • Pain conditions: Diseases characterized by pain and pain-like symptoms.
  • Pericarditis: Inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart
  • Senior health conditions: Medical conditions affecting seniors, male or female.
  • Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes
  • Unstable angina: A condition which is characterized by chest pain of heart origin that occurs without stimuli

 

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