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Stable Angina

Stable Angina Causes

Physical exertion causes stable angina. Such exertion may include climbing the stairs, and exercising or walking . Other factors such as emotional stress, heavy meals, cold temperatures, and smoking may also trigger angina.

Stable Angina Definition

Stable angina, which is also known as chronic stable angina, is a type of angina which causes chest pain and discomfort due to reduced blood flow to the heart muscle.

Stable Angina Diagnosis

The doctor performs a physical examination and asks about the patient's medical and family history. To confirm his or her diagnosis, the doctor recommends an electrocardiogram, stress test, chest X-ray, echocardiogram, nuclear stress test, coronary angiography, and blood tests.

Stable Angina Symptoms and Signs

Affected individuals usually experience chest pain and chest discomfort. Others may have nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath, anxiety, sweating, or dizziness.

Stable Angina Treatment

Various treatments for the condition include lifestyle changes, medications, angioplasty and stenting, or coronary bypass surgery. They reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms as well as lower the risk of heart attack and death. Mild cases may only need lifestyle changes.

Drugs used for treatment of Stable Angina


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