A type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. It occurs when the heart muscle doesn't get as much blood as it needs. This usually happens because one or more of the heart's arteries is narrowed or blocked, also called ischemia.
HOW IS ANGINA DIAGNOSED?
Any pain like the ones discussed above need instant medical supervision, and must not be ignored. Usually, a cardiologist will help in diagnosis with the help of an exercise stress test or an electrocardiogram (ECG). Also, a computerized angiography can help in diagnosis.
HOW IS ANGINA TREATED?
Medicines prescribed by the doctor may help control the symptoms and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. Some treatments that are included are CPR, coronary angioplasty or heart bypass surgery. Modifications in lifestyle can help manage the symptoms and it is a major part of the treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with appropriate diet, regular exercise which is light in nature like Yoga, walk, etc., avoiding smoking, alcohol can help in living a normal life after Angina. It is important to be aware that not all chest pain is associated with heart problems.