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Angina
 
Standard Definition

Angina pectoris, or angina, is chest pain caused by underlying coronary heart disease resulting in myocardial ischemia. Different types include the following.

Stable angina ("classic") occurs with exercise, emotional stress, or extreme temperatures. It seldom is associated with permanent damage to the heart muscle.
Unstable angina occurs even at rest. Patients may present with symptoms resembling a myocardial infarction but with no evidence of heart muscle damage. Unstable angina may progress to acute myocardial infarction and should be treated as an emergency.
Prinzmetal's or variant angina is a rare condition that occurs at rest and is caused by coronary artery spasm with electrocardiographic changes. This type of angina should be treated as a medical emergency, because it is often associated with acute myocardial infarction, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, and sudden cardiac death.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

Coronary atherosclerosis and/or coronary artery spasms are usually the root causes of angina. Episodes may be precipitated by exertion, emotional stress, smoking, extreme temperatures, overeating, alcohol, or a combination of these. Unstable angina is associated with inflammatory markers indicating possible immune system involvement.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Older age
  • Male gender or postmenopausal women
  • Family history of angina
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Elevated blood cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Emotional stress
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Pressing or squeezing pain under the breastbone, or less often, in the shoulders, arms, neck, jaws, or back, generally brought on by exertion and relieved within a few minutes by rest and/or medication
  • Abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG)
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Computerised Pulse Wave Analysis (Sphygmacor)
  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
  • Hormonal testing
  • Biochemical assessments
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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