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What is Angina?
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What is angina?

Angina (medical name is angina pectoris) is chest pain that happens when the heart does not get an adequate supply of blood (and therefore oxygen).

Angina occurs as a symptom of myocardial ischaemia (also known as coronary artery disease). This occurs when the coronary (heart) arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart have an impaired function and that causes the heart to become starved of oxygen, which can make it hurt.

There are three main types of angina:


Some facts about angina


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  Last reviewed: 24 August 2007 || Last updated: 6 January 2009


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