All About Angina

Filed under : Cardiovascular

Angina, a dreaded cardiovascular disease of heart is the number one killer today and begins with a minor chest pain, and which is often ignored by us as we have the tendency to describe it as acidity or gas, but if this symptom is not taken seriously and treated properly it may culminate in to a massive heart attack.

All About AnginaAngina is a recuing pain in the chest when the flow of blood to the heart is erratic and the coronary arteries that carry blood to the heart become narrowed and blocked.

The pain is usually in the chest but sometimes it may be felt in the arms, neck, jaw or upper abdomen.

It is advisable to take a angiography test to determine the intensity of the angina and to find out the specific locations of the blockages or narrowing of the coronary arteries. If the blockage seems critical to your health a procedure termed as angioplasty is required.

Angioplasty is a procedure and not an operation, a technique to widen your obstructed blood vessel.

Also stents are now widely used, whereby a designed metal mesh is placed inside the artery and is mounted on a balloon so that it can be selectively pressurized. The stent is designed to open after the inflation of the balloon, and hold the artery after deflation.

It is imperative to get your heart conditions tested regularly, and do not ignore minor pains lest you become the victim of Angina.

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