Angina Pectoris – ‘My Heart Hurts’

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• Tightness or pressure as pain, retrosternal or easy to left (“heart hurts”). Occurs quickly during exertion, can extend and lose after the break.

• After light exercise in 70% of patients abnormal ECG is diagnosed, others 30% have a normal ECG.


Angina pectoris is usually caused by arteriosclerotic heart disease, but in some cases there is no significant coronary artery disease and angina pectoris is a result of severe aortic stenosis or insufficiency, increased metabolism, as is the case with hyperthyroidism or after thyroid treatment, indicated anemia and tachycardia with a rapid ventricular beats. The essence of the mechanism is in the discrepancy between requirements of myocardial in oxygen and the amount passed through the coronary arteries.

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