Angina Pectoris: Symptom and Causes


Symptoms vary with type of angina the patient experiences but the most common symptoms include
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Pain in your arms, neck, jaw, shoulder or back accompanying chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
ANGINA symptoms


  • Coronary artery spasm (it is a temporary, sudden narrowing of one of the coronary arteries (the arteries that supply blood to the heart). The spasm slows or stops blood flow through the artery and starves part of the heart of oxygen-rich blood.)
  • Atherosclerosis (it is a condition in which a fatty substance/cholesterol builds up inside the blood vessels)
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Medical conditions (diabetes, hypertension, obesity etc.)
  • Physical activity
  • Prolonged psychological stress
  • Exposure to cold
  • Aging
  • Medications (vasoconstrictors, nicotine, decongestants, diet pills)
  • Family history
  • High salt intake
       Angina plague

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