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Heart Angina

More than six million Americans live with heart angina (commonly referred to as just angina). People with this condition have chest pain or discomfort that occurs when the heart muscle is not getting enough oxygen-rich blood for a short period of time. The inadequate blood flow is caused by narrowed coronary arteries, which are the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart.
A bout of angina is not a heart attack, but it means that you're more likely to have a heart attack than someone who doesn't have the condition.
There are three types of angina, each with different symptoms and treatment options. Stable angina occurs when the heart is working harder than usual; this type of angina generally goes away with rest. Unstable angina is dangerous and requires emergency treatment; variant angina occurs at rest and can be relieved, in most cases, by medicine.
(Click Angina to read the full eMedTV article describing the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for angina.)
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