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Angina

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Introduction
Angina is a heart condition that occurs when the blood supply to the muscles of the heart is restricted.
Symptoms of angina
The most common symptom of angina is a feeling of pain or discomfort in your chest. The pain can feel tight, dull or heavy.
Causes of angina
Angina occurs when the heart is not supplied with enough blood.
Diagnosing angina
If you see your GP after experiencing chest pain, they will probably start by asking you about the pattern of your symptoms.
Treating angina
Treatment of angina aims to provide immediate relief from the symptoms of angina, to prevent future attacks and reduce your risk of further complications.
Complications of angina
Heart attacks and strokes are the most serious complications that can occur in cases of angina.
Preventing angina
Having a healthy lifestyle is the most effective way of reducing your risk of angina.
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See what your doctor sees, find out what is happening with your Angina treatment and what the next steps might be.
Medicine-guides
The list below is a combination of the and brand names of medicines available in the UK. Each name provides a link to a separate website (Medicine Guides)