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angina 

Sharp Pain in Chest: What It Means and When Should You See a Doctor?

Sharp Pain in Chest: What It Means and When Should You See a Doctor?

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Sharp pain in chest can be caused by anything from usual muscle pain to a heart attack and should not be ignored. In some cases, it can require a medical emergency if it is due to a heart attack. This is particularly important if you are at a high risk of coronary artery disease.

Human Heart: Anatomy, Function, Chambers, Location, Facts

Human Heart: Anatomy, Function, Chambers, Location, Facts

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Our heart is a small muscular organ that operates as a circulatory pump to propel blood for your body. Angina is the chest pain or discomfort in the heart. Learn more about your heart anatomy, function, and circulation system.

What is Angina (Chest Pain)?

What is Angina (Chest Pain)?

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Angina is a term used for describing the chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to your heart muscle due to an underlying disease. Angina is generally a symptom of coronary artery disease and not a disease in itself. Angina is typically described through symptoms such as squeezing, pressure, heaviness, or pain in your chest.

Prevention of Angina

Prevention of Angina

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You can help prevent angina by making certain lifestyle changes. These might improve the symptoms if you already had angina episodes. These include quitting smoking, eating a healthy and balanced diet, learning ways to reduce stress, maintaining a healthy body weight, and increasing physical activity.

Complications of Angina: Is Angina Serious?

Complications of Angina: Is Angina Serious?

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Angina is not a disease, but a sign of an underlying condition that indicates that something is wrong. This indicates an increased risk of a heart attack, cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. If you have angina, you should get medical attention immediately. One in every 100 people with stable angina suffers a fatal heart attack or stroke every year.