Angina is a common type of chest pain that can occur when the heart muscle is not receiving sufficient blood flow and oxygen. Angina is a symptom of some heart diseases, especially atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the build-up of plaque and inflammation in the arteries of the body, including the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle coronary arteries. Symptoms of Angina: Chest discomfort, Chest pain, Chest tightness, Choking feeling, Breathlessness, body pains like arm pain, neck pain.
Causes of Angina: Coronary heart disease, Cardiovascular disease, Atherosclerosis, Atheroma, Aorta conditions, Aortic valve disease, Hypertension, Lipoproteinemia, Heart disease. Tests and Diagnosis: Angina can be diagnosed by X-ray, electrocardiogram, stress test, coronary arteriogram, Nuclear stress test, cardiac catherization, Blood pressure hypertension. Treatment: Medicaments used for treatment of Angina are Nitroglycerin, Glycerin trinitrate tablets, Inhaled amyl nitrite, Beta blockers, Calcium channel blockers.
Statistics:1.4% of population self-reported having angina in Australia, 1.2% of female population self-reported having angina in Australia, 1.6% of male population self-reported having angina in Australia