Coronary Artery Disease... Angina
What Is Angina?
body may receive its earliest warning signal of inadequate blood supply in the
form of the symptom called angina. It
is a name used to describe a type of chest pain or discomfort. It is symptom of coronary
artery disease (CAD).
Symptoms of Angina
discomfort of angina usually occurs just under the breast-bone, located in the
centre of your chest, often spreading to the left shoulder and down the arm to
the back, or even up to the neck and jaw. Angina pain is often accompanied by
breathing, or shortness of breath (SOB)
usually lasts three to five minutes, and will usually go away with rest.
an angina attack occurs,
1) stop whatever you
2) rest until it passes
place a nitroglycerin tablet under your tongue, or use the spray
if the pain is not promptly relieved, take another nitro every five minutes
until a total of three pills or sprays have been taken
if you still have angina pain, go to the nearest emergency department
take the medications that have been prescribed for you on a regular basis, and
exactly according to your doctors instructions.
Treatment of Angina
provoked by less
occurs during rest
wakes you at night.
injury, and so on.
your doctor can determine the cause of your symptom.