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Read about angina pectoris medical facts: what is the definition of angina pectoris, what are the signs and symptoms, medical treatment & how to treat angina pectoris, information about the causes, diagnosis, and related angina pectoris diseases.

Definition: What is "Angina Pectoris"?


Angina Pectoris is a term that illustrates chest pain due to myocardial ischemia. It normally happens on exertion & is comforted by resting. Alternative names for Angina Pectoris are stable angina & chronic angina.

Symptoms & Signs

The usually symptom of this disease is chest pain that is experience behind the breastbone or somewhat to the left. The other symptoms that accompany angina pectoris are nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue, anxiety, sweating or dizziness. Majority people describe the pain as a kind of tightness or heaviness, squeezing pressure.

Treatment: How to Treat "Angina Pectoris"?

In most cases, drugs are authorized for the medication of angina before surgery is considered. The classes of drugs include nitrates & beta blocking drugs.


The usually cause of angina pectoris is the coronary heart disease. It is caused by too little blood flow to the heart. The two chief causes of angina are coronary artery spasm & atherosclerotic plaque buildup which causes dangerous obstruction of the coronary artery.


The diagnosis of this disease is based upon the standard history of the person's chest pain on effort & by the process of test. The doctor will make a measurement of your blood pressure & will perform physical exams.

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