Recognizing Angina Symptoms

Recognizing the Warning Signs of Heart Disease

Angina is a common symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD) and occurs when the heart muscle doesn’t receive enough oxygen-rich blood. It often presents as chest discomfort or pain, but the symptoms can vary depending on the type and severity of angina. Recognizing the signs of angina is crucial for early detection and prompt medical intervention. In this article, we’ll explore the diverse symptoms of angina, its underlying causes, and the importance of seeking timely medical attention.

Common Symptoms of Angina:

While chest pain or discomfort is the hallmark symptom of angina, it’s essential to recognize that not all individuals experience typical chest pain. Angina symptoms can vary in intensity, duration, and presentation. Common signs and symptoms include:

  1. Chest Discomfort:

    • Pressure, squeezing, fullness, or tightness in the chest
    • Pain or discomfort that may radiate to the arms, shoulders, neck, jaw, or back
    • Chest discomfort that is triggered by physical exertion, emotional stress, or exposure to cold temperatures
    • Relief of symptoms with rest or medication, such as nitroglycerin

Written by Cassandra Williams

Cassandra Williams is a Senior Editing Manager at A2ZHealthy