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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 Research

Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Angina Pectoris
  • Journal: Open heart
  • Treatment Used: Ivabradine
  • Number of Patients: 35797
  • Published —
The study researched the outcomes for ivabradine in patients with angina pectoris.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Patients with Ischemic Cardiomyopathy with Different Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction
  • Journal: Zhonghua yi xue za zhi
  • Treatment Used: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
  • Number of Patients: 191
  • Published —
This study evaluated the impact of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on left ventricular myocardial remodeling and main adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACE) in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy with different left ventricular ejection fraction and SYNTAX score ?22.