Condition 101 About Angina

What is the definition of Angina?

Angina is a type of chest discomfort or pain due to poor blood flow through the blood vessels (coronary vessels) of the heart muscle (myocardium).

There are different types of angina:

  • Stable angina
  • Unstable angina
  • Variant angina

Get medical help right away if you have new, unexplained chest pain or pressure. If you have had angina before, call your health care provider.

REFERENCES

Boden WE. Angina pectoris and stable ischemic heart disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 26th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 62.

Bonaca MP, Sabatine MS. Approach to the patient with chest pain. In: Zipes DP, Libby P, Bonow RO, Mann DL, Tomaselli GF, Braunwald E, eds. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2019:chap 56.

Lange RA, Mukherjee D. Acute coronary syndrome: unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 26th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 63.

Morrow DA, de Lemos JA. Stable ischemic heart disease. In: Zipes DP, Libby P, Bonow RO, Mann DL, Tomaselli GF, Braunwald E, eds. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2019:chap 61.

Latest Advances On Angina

  • Condition: Total Coronary Artery Occlusion
  • Journal: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • Treatment Used: Percutaneous or Surgical Revascularization
  • Number of Patients: 1800
  • Published —
This study compared the clinical outcome of using percutaneous or surgical revascularization to treat patients with total coronary artery occlusion.
  • Condition: Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)
  • Journal: Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan
  • Treatment Used: Sodium Tanshinone IIA Sulfonate (STS) Plus Conventional Treatment
  • Number of Patients: 1383
  • Published —
This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS) plus conventional treatment for patients with acute myocardial infarction (heart attack; AMI).

Clinical Trials For Angina

Clinical Trial
  • Status: Not yet recruiting
  • Phase: Phase 2
  • Intervention Type: Drug
  • Participants: 640
  • Start Date: November 29, 2021
A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of IMB-1018972 in Patients With Refractory Angina