Angina Pectoris (Angina)

Symptoms experienced when the heart is not receiving enough blood. Typically, it is characterized by a deep, poorly localized chest or arm discomfort that is reproducibly associated with physical exertion or emotional stress and relieved promptly by nitroglycerin given under the tongue. Commonly referred to as “chest pain” but this can be variable, and some people may experience abdominal, back, jaw, or arm discomfort. 


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