Medical Dictionary: Angina Pectoris


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Angina Pectoris: Another name for Angina.
Angina Pectoris (condition): A special type of chest pain.

Angina Pectoris: Chest pain, also called angina (an-JY-nuh). When you have angina, you feel pain in your chest, arms, shoulders, or back. You may feel the pain more when your heart works faster, such as when you exercise. The pain may go away when you rest. You also may feel very weak and sweaty. If you do not get it treated, chest pain may happen more often. If diabetes has damaged the heart nerves, you may not feel the chest pain.1

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1. excerpt from Keep your heart and blood vessels healthy: NIDDK

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