Ischemic Heart Disease


Angina – Angina manifests as pain in the chest that results from reduced blood supply to the heart ( ischemia). Blood carries oxygen around your body & depriving the heart of oxygen has serious consequences.

Angina is caused by atherosclerosis, that is the narrowing and or blockage of the blood vessels that supply the heart.

The typical pain of angina is in the chest but it can often radiate of the left arm, shoulder or jaw. If you have angina you will have noticed that the pain is related to exertion & is relieved by rest.

An angina attack is also associated with shortness of breath & sweating.

Woman may experience angina slightly differently. Women appear to have more pain in their shoulder & middle back area & more throat, neck & jaw pain than men.

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