What is Angina?
Angina is another term for chest pain. It can come in many forms and have many underlying causes. Some of these causes may not be of any concern, while others may need immediate follow-up and treatment.
There are two types of angina:
Stable Angina: This usually results in brief episodes of pain, squeezing, pressure, or tightness in the chest. It is often a symptom of coronary heart disease and may develop when there is something blocking the arteries. It most often occurs during moments of physical activity and exertion.
Unstable Angina: This occurs when the heart does not get enough oxygen and may lead to a heart attack. Unlike stable angina, unstable angina can occur when the body is at rest.