1 (also angina pectoris /ˈpɛkt(ə)rɪs/) A condition marked by severe pain in the chest, often also spreading to the shoulders, arms, and neck, owing to an inadequate blood supply to the heart: he had high blood pressure and he suffered from angina
[Latin pectoris 'of the chest']
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- Signs of heart disease include having had a previous heart attack, angina pectoris (chest pain when you walk or run), or procedures to prevent a heart attack (like coronary bypass surgery or angioplasty).
- If reduced flow occurs in the arteries that supply your heart with blood (coronary arteries), it can lead to a type of chest pain called angina pectoris.
- Pain caused through this means should be taken seriously to exclude serious conditions like angina pectoris or any heart problem.
mid 16th century: from Latin, 'quinsy', from Greek ankhonē 'strangling'.
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- Until recently, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association classified anginal lesions into types A, B, or C based on the severity of lesion characteristics.
- It may be confused, even in the emergency room, with anginal pain or the onset of myocardial infarction; therefore its rapid diagnosis is important.
- It is appropriate in the older athlete with known coronary artery disease or when symptoms suggest stable angina or exercise-induced anginal variants.