Stable Angina

Angina is chest pain or pressure caused by poor blood flow through the blood vessels of the heart muscle. Angina is considered stable if symptoms present themselves following some activity like walking or running, with minimal or non-existent symptoms when resting.

Episodes of stable angina may continue if the person does not make positive lifestyle choices, and they may develop a greater risk for severe complications, such as a heart attack or unstable angina.
  • Symptoms
  • Chest pain

    • Center of the chest, Left side

    • Occurs or worsens with exertion, Occurs or worsens with emotions, Occurs or worsens with exposure to cold

    • Relieved with rest

    • Change in body position doesn't change the pain

    or Chest tightness

    • Lasts for less than 20 minutes

    • Occurs or worsens with exertion, Occurs or worsens with emotions

    • Recurrent

    • Relieved with rest

    • Change in body position does not change the discomfort, Does not change with deep breathing, coughing or laughing


    Excessive sweating

    Feel like vomiting

  • Risk factors
  • Diabetes mellitus

    • Type 1, Type 2

    High blood pressure disease


    Overweight or obese

  • Treatment
  • The best treatment for your angina depends on the type of angina you have and other factors. If your angina is stable, you might be able to control it with lifestyle changes and medicines. You can reduce or prevent angina by reducing your heart disease risks factors. Lifestyle modifications can help: 1-Quit smoking. 2-Eat a healthy diet with limited amounts of saturated fat, trans fat, salt and sugar. 3-Start a safe exercise plan. 4-Maintain a healthy weight. 5-Avoid stress. Several medications can improve angina symptoms, including: 1-Aspirin. 2-Nitrates. 3-Beta-blockers. Medical procedures may be needed as angioplasty, which is also known as percutaneous coronary intervention, it aims into increasing blood flow through a blocked artery and thus decreases angina.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Stable Angina, then a visit to a cardiologist is recommended.

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