Sunday, 29 July 2007

Angina 101

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The symptoms of angina can be very similar to those of a heart attack -- pain and pressure in the chest and upper body, for one. Though angina is treatable, it is a major red flag that tells you that it's time to pay close attention to your heart health. Angina is your heart's way of warning you that it's working too hard, and left untreated, it can put you at risk for heart attack and cardiac arrest. It can be caused by coronary artery disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or narrowing of the arteries, as well as other conditions.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with angina, here's an excellent article that outlines symptoms, causes, and different types of angina, as well as treatment options and lifestyle changes to manage the disease. Though any new heart symptoms or pain should be evaluated by a doctor immediately, if you have angina, this article may help you better understand your condition.

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