Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Angina is a heart related discomfort caused by decreased blood supply to the heart muscles. A person suffering from this complains of pain or discomfort in the chest.

There are several types of Angina including:
Angina Pectoris (Stable Angina)
Unstable Angina
Prinzmetal (Variant) Angina
Microvascular Angina

Reduced blood supply to the heart causes angina, a type of chest pain. Coronary artery disease manifests itself as angina. Squeezing, pressure, heaviness, tightness, or discomfort in the chest is common symptoms of angina, commonly known as angina pectoris.

Angina is mainly caused by a build-up of fatty substances in the arteries providing blood to the heart muscles narrowing. This is referred to as atherosclerosis.

Lifestyle adjustments, medicines, angioplasty and stenting, and coronary bypass surgery are all treatments for treating angina. Some common medicines for angina are: Nitrates Aspirin Clot-preventing drugs Statins