What Does Angina Pectoris Mean?

Q:
What does angina pectoris mean?

A:
Angina pectoris, also known as angina, is a type of chest pain. It occurs when the heart muscle can’t get enough blood supply. People with angina may feel tightness, discomfort or squeezing pain in their chest. And pain in the jaw, neck, shoulders, arms and back may appear together with the chest pain. Beside these symptoms, they may also suffer with fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, or dizziness.

Typically, angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease. If you often feel chest pain and can find the reason, you need to see your doctor.

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