Recognizing Angina Symptoms

Types of Angina:

Angina is classified into several types, each with distinct characteristics:

  1. Stable Angina: The most common form of angina, stable angina occurs predictably during physical exertion or emotional stress and typically resolves with rest or medication.
  2. Unstable Angina: Unstable angina is more unpredictable and occurs even at rest or with minimal exertion. It may signal a more severe underlying heart condition and requires immediate medical attention.
  3. Variant (Prinzmetal’s) Angina: Variant angina is caused by coronary artery spasms rather than blockages. It often occurs at rest and can be severe but usually responds well to medication.
  4. Microvascular Angina: This type of angina affects the small blood vessels of the heart and is more common in women. Symptoms may occur during routine daily activities and can be challenging to diagnose.

Written by Cassandra Williams

Cassandra Williams is a Senior Editing Manager at A2ZHealthy