How Can You Know If You Have Angina?
It can be confusing as you consider which chest pain you have and if it’s serious or not. Angina is a type of chest pain that is causes by the reduction of blood flow to your heart. If Angina is left untreated it may lead to a heart attack.
If you’re wondering if you have Angina you will typically have these common symptoms associated with stress, physical activity, large meals, extreme temperatures, or cigarette smoking:
- Tightness in your chest
- Pressure in your chest
- Discomfort in your chest
- Shortness of breath
- Abdominal Pain
- Sharp Chest Pain
- Squeezing in your chest
- A heaviness in your chest
Angina is not a disease. Angina is often a symptom of a heart problem. Due to the fact that angina’s symptoms and other heart problems have similar symptoms it is important to determine if your chest pain is angina. Dr. Alan Benvenisty will perform a physical exam and discuss your medical and family history with you. There are tests that he will use to help determine your heart condition and how severe it is.
Tests to determine the causes or type of angina you may have include:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Stress Test
- Coronary Catheterization
- Electron Beam Computed Tomography (EBCT)
- Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
If you or a loved one is experiencing chest pain and wondering if angina might be the cause, contact Dr. Benvenisty at his Amsterdam Avenue office today. Dr. Alan Benvenisty is a recognized and distinguished Board certified vascular surgeon.
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