Angina [1]

Alternative names
Angina pectoris

Definition

Angina is a specific type of chest discomfort caused by inadequate blood flow through the blood vessels (coronary vessels) of the heart muscle (myocardium).
ALSO see:
see Angina.
see Angina pectoris - stable.
see Unstable angina.
see Coronary artery spasm.

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Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Gevorg A. Poghosian, Ph.D.

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