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Stable Angina

What Triggers an Attack?

For most people with stable angina, symptoms are brought on by certain factors, known as triggers. Specific triggers can include:
  • Physical exertion, such as exercise, hurrying, or sexual activity
  • Emotion (stress, anger, frustration, or fright)
  • Exposure to very hot or cold temperatures
  • Heavy meals
  • Smoking.

Risk Factors for Stable Angina

Risk factors for this condition include:
Because heart disease is a risk factor, factors that increase a person's chances of developing heart disease are also considered risk factors for angina. Heart disease risk factors include:
(Click Risk Factors for Heart Disease to learn more about these risk factors. Click Heart Disease Risk to calculate your risk over the next 10 years.)
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