Angina Pectoris: Meaning, Diagnosis and Overview

A condition marked by severe pain in the chest, often also spreading to the shoulders, arms, and neck, owing to an inadequate blood supply to the heart. The most common symptom of heart disease is angina or angina pectoris or simply chest pain. Angina can be described as a discomfort, heaviness, pressure, aching, burning, fullness, squeezing, or painful feeling due to heart disease. Men are at higher risk than women. There are various types of angina like stable, unstable, Printzmetals (variant) etc.