Angina is a type of temporary discomfort that occurs when a part of the heart muscle is not able to receive enough oxygen and blood. This happens when the coronary arteries narrow down, causing the improper flow of oxygen and blood. Angina is nothing like a heart attack; it arises when fatty plaques are developed in the wall of the artery.
Symptoms of Angina
The discomfort and pain associated with angina are tight, squeezing, and gripping. It will vary from being simple to severe and is felt in the center of the chest. The severe ones can even spread to the back, shoulders, jaws, and arm. In the early stage, it is only slight sensations causing discomfort in the chest.
Angina if not controlled at the right time can cause:
- A heart attack
- Poor quality of life and reduced health
- Symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Genetic factors
At Advanced Medical Care, after finding the symptoms of angina, the patient is recommended to go under a procedure called angiography. In there, the X-rays of the arteries are taken from different angles and depending on the existing problem, one of the three treatments will be provided:
- Medical Management (Treatment with drugs)
- Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (A major surgery)
Once these services are discussed with the family of the patient, one of the most suitable treatments is carried out in a very comfortable and hassle-free manner.