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When to see a doctor about angina

Anyone who has any of the symptoms of angina should see their doctor to rule out any underlying heart condition, as some types of heart conditions are associated with unstable angina (coronary artery disease) and pose a much higher risk for heart attack. In addition to this, variant angina can be quite serious and needs to be also properly diagnosed and treated.

Anyone who is currently diagnosed with angina, needs to ensure they have regular consultations with their doctor to monitor their condition (especially unstable or variant angina) and their medications. Anyone who has been diagnosed with stable angina and who experiences worsening of symptoms needs to visit their doctor for a consultation, as their condition may become serious.


People who already have angina should get medical help immediately if they experience any of the following symptoms:

These symptoms may signal that there is a high risk of a heart attack happening very soon.


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


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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