Angina is a warning sign from the heart that often feels like a heart attack. It produces a sensation of chest pain or pressure in the heart. It is a symptom of a heart disease, and is caused due to lack of blood flow to the heart. It is also understood as the blockage of one’s arteries.
HOW IS ANGINA DIAGNOSED?
Angina can be diagnosed in one of the following ways:• Electrocardiogram or ECG• Chest X Ray• Blood Test• Cardiac CT Scan• Stress Test• Coronary Angiography
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?
Rapid physical exercise and stress can trigger Angina.