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Questions tagged [angina]

Chest pain caused by a lack of oxygen to the heart. Results in heart-attack like chest pain and is often treated with nitroglycerin.

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Diagnose angina (chest pain) by taking Nitroglycerin

Since nitroglycerin relieves the symptoms of angina (chest tightness, heavy feeling), why not to diagnose angina with Nitroglycerin? If the pain goes away upon taking Nitroglycerin then you have ...
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Do patients with angina have a high risk of dying?

Angina is a common form of heart disease. Is it a highly dangerous condition with high risk of death in short term? What is one year death rate in patients diagnosed with angina?
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Stress test or straight angiography for mild chest pain?

For persons who get mild chest pain, which could be angina, is it better to undergo a stress test first or straight go for angiography? Thanks for your comments and answers.
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Treadmill test versus nuclear stress test for evaluation of angina

Which is better- treadmill test or nuclear stress test for evaluation of angina? Are there any factors that affect the choice of the test? Thanks for your responses.