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Progressive angina

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Alternative names
Accelerating angina; New-onset angina; Angina - unstable; Unstable angina

Definition

Unstable angina describes a syndrome that is intermediate between stable angina and Myocardial Infarction (Heart attack): it is characterized by an accelerating or “crescendo” pattern of chest pain that lasts longer than in stable angina, occurs at rest or with less exertion than in stable angina, or is less responsive to medication.

see Unstable angina.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 8, 2007
by Brenda A. Kuper, M.D.

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