What Are The Sign And Symptoms Of Angina Pectoris?


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Before I discuss the various symptoms of angina, it is important to know what angina pectoris is. Angina pectoris is differentiated by severe pains in the chest and is often confused with a heart attack. The question which arises is when does angina occur? It occurs when there is a narrowing of a coronary artery or there is a spasm of coronary artery. Over excitement or even over exertion brings it about. It rarely occurs under the age of 40 years and like a coronary thrombosis is more common in men than women. Normally the attack lasts for a few minutes and the pain then disappears on resting.

The symptoms of angina pectoris vary from person to person. Some of the generally symptoms include, pain in the chest up into the jaw or down the left arm and breathlessness. Some casualties are very pale and have blue lips. Fatigue and weakness is very common in people suffering from angina.

What should be down is you come across such a person. First is that you should remain calm. The sit casualty in a bed or armchair, reassure casualty and loosen clothing. Ask if the person has tablets for angina and administer (they are usually taken under the tongue)
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Mahwash Marcel answered
This is a clinical syndrome produced by a reduction in the blood supply to the muscle of the heart. When a muscle has to work with a deficient oxygen supply, a severe cramping pain occurs. This pain, due to oxygen deficiency, is common to al muscles: an example can readily be provided by applying a blood pressure cuff to the arm and opening and shutting the hand several times.

This, after a time, brings on severe pain in the hand which is due to lack of oxygen caused by cutting off the local blood circulation by the blood pressure cuff. In angina, the pain is characteristically felt behind the sternum (breast bone), and it most frequently radiates down he left arm. It may also radiate down the right arm, into the neck, or more rarely into the upper abdomen.

It is of a sever gripping nature. It may occur at first only during exertion, the patient usually stating that he notices it when he goes up an incline or climbs stairs, particularly in cold weather. The pain is relieved by rest. The patient usually stops, and after a minute or so the pain passes off. In the more severe cases, the pain may come on at rest. This is known as 'unstable angina'.

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