Sufferers describe it as feeling as if they have an elephant sitting on their chests. Chest pain, difficulty breathing, an oppressive feeling. These are symptoms of classic angina, a transient lack of oxygen to the heart caused by blockage in the vessels supplying the heart muscle with blood. In almost all cases, angina is a very serious symptom of heart disease. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler cardiologist Dr. Dudley Goulden answers the most important questions on angina.
What is angina and how does it differ from a heart attack? (first question)
What causes angina and is it serious? (skip to 0:50)
Who is at risk for developing angina? (skip to 1:16)
Does the presence of angina automatically mean you have heart disease? (skip to 1:55)
What are the symptoms of angina? (skip to 2:20)
What are the different types of angina and is it important to know which type you have? (skip to 2:51)
How is angina diagnosed? (skip to 3:20)
How is angina treated? (skip to 3:57)
Can angina be cured? (skip to 4:51)
If someone has angina, what are the best steps to take toward living with it? (skip to 5:48)
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