What Are Symptoms and Risk Factors of Angina?

Q:
What are symptoms and risk factors of angina?

A:
Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of angina include:

  • Chest pain or discomfort, possibly described as pressure, squeezing, burning or fullness
  • Pain in your arms, neck, jaw, shoulder or back accompanying chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness

Risk factors

Factors increase your risk of coronary artery disease and angina include:

  • Tobacco use.
  • Diabetes.
  • High blood pressure.
  • High blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels.
  • Family history of heart disease.
  • Older age.
  • Lack of exercise.
  • Obesity.
  • Stress.
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