• What Is Angina?What are the major types of Angina?
    September 25, 2015

    The heart is the main part because of which a man lives. It acts as the major part for circulation of the blood to all the body parts. But because of various reasons such as change in life style, genetic disorder, unhealthy food, change in eating habits or many other reasons will lead to heart diseases. There are many types of heart diseases. Among those we have listed the top 10 types of heart diseases which also helps in finding the Best Cardiologist in Hyderabad.

    When the heart muscle does not get oxygen rich-blood in adequate amount, it causes pain or discomfort in your heat leading to angina.



    Regular angina symptoms might feel like squeezing or pressure in your heart. The pain sometimes can also extend to arms, shoulders, jaw, neck or back. In some patients, it may also cause indigestion.

    It is a symptom of the coronary heart disease (CHD) and is one of the most common heart diseases found in adults. CHD occurs when plaque, a waxy substance builds up inside the coronary arteries inner walls. These arteries perform the function of carrying the oxygen-rich blood to the heart. Due to the formation of the waxy substance, the coronary arteries stiffen and narrow causing angina or angina chest pain. If due to build up of plague blood clots are formed in the arteries, it can result in heart attack.

    The major types of angina include:

    • Unstable
    • Stable
    • Variant (prinzmetal’s)
    • Microvascular

    Signs and Symptoms 

    The main symptoms include discomfort and pain in the chest. Burning, tightness or pressure on the chest is caused due to angina.

    Sweating is Symptoms of Angina


    It is an observation that the pain begins just behind the breastbone. More often, people find it difficult to tell the point of origin of the pain as it seems to be coming from all the sides including jaws, back, shoulder, neck or arms.

    Other notable signs include fatigue, nausea, light-headedness, weakness, sweating and shortness of breath. Women complain more about discomfort in abdomen, back, throat, jaw and neck. Shortness of breath is common among women having diabetes along with dizziness, confusion and weakness. Depending upon the type of angina, your symptoms may vary.

    Because there are varying reasons behind a chest pain, you must not bear it and quickly consult the caregiver. If the chest pain does not go away with regular medications within few minutes, it can be a heart attack sign and needs urgent medical attention.

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