Angina Pectoris

What is Angina Pectoris? Angina pectoris, commonly referred to as angina, is chest pain or discomfort caused by insufficient blood flow and supply of oxygen to the heart muscle. It is the most common symptom of ischemic heart disease and affects approximately 9 million people in the United States.

What Are the Symptoms of Angina Pectoris?

Common symptoms of angina include:

  • Diffuse chest discomfort, which may be hard to localize.
  • Nausea
  • Diaphoresis
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue

Symptoms of angina typically last from two to five minutes.


What Are the Different Types of Angina?

  • Stable Angina
  • Unstable Angina
  • Microvascular Angina
  • Vasospastic or Prinzmetal Angina


Source: Angina (Chest Pain). (2022, December 5).