Angina

Preventing, diagnosing and treating your severe chest pain

Angina is severe chest pain that occurs when your heart does not receive enough blood.

It is most commonly a symptom of coronary heart disease caused by plaque build-up in your arteries. This reduces blood flow to the heart and puts you at risk of a heart attack.

With angina, you may feel pressure in your chest, or pain radiate into your shoulders, neck or jaw. However, chest pain is not always a sign of coronary heart disease. Sometimes panic attacks, aortic stenosis or other conditions can cause chest pain. Always see a physician when you experience chest pain to ensure you get the help you need.

Symptoms

With angina, you may feel pressure in your chest, or pain radiate into your shoulders, neck or jaw. However, chest pain is not always a sign of coronary heart disease. Sometimes panic attacks, aortic stenosis or other conditions can cause chest pain. Always see a physician when you experience chest pain to ensure you get the help you need.

Indiana University Health Heart & Vascular physicians will provide you with expert diagnosis and treatment of angina and heart disease. Our physicians help more patients improve their heart health every year than any other health system in Indiana. Our Level One emergency care assures expertise with speed to get you from treatment, to rehabilitation, to recovery at home. We will work with you every step of the way.

Diagnosis and treatment options for angina and its underlying causes, include:

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Cardiac stress test
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Education
  • Medication therapies
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Coronary artery stent
  • Coronary artery bypass graft
  • Cardiac rehabilitation

Treatment

Indiana University Health Heart & Vascular physicians will provide you with expert diagnosis and treatment of angina and heart disease. Our physicians help more patients improve their heart health every year than any other health system in Indiana. Our Level One emergency care assures expertise with speed to get you from treatment, to rehabilitation, to recovery at home. We will work with you every step of the way.

Diagnosis and treatment options for angina and its underlying causes, include:

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Cardiac stress test
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Education
  • Medication therapies
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Coronary artery stent
  • Coronary artery bypass graft
  • Cardiac rehabilitation

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