One of the most common clinical manifestations of IHD (ischemic heart disease) is angina. It is also called “angina pectoris”, although this definition of the disease in recent times is very rare.
The name is associated with symptoms that manifest in the feeling of pressure or compression (narrow — stenos from GK.), burning sensation in the heart region (kardia), behind the sternum, passing in pain .
In most cases the pain comes on suddenly. In some people the symptoms of angina pronounced in stressful situations, others during the surge when performing heavy physical work or sport activities. Third, the attacks forced to Wake up during the night. Most often, this is due to the stuffiness in the room or too low ambient temperature, high blood pressure. In some cases, the attack occurs with overeating (especially at night).
Duration of pain – no more than 15 minutes. But they can give in the forearm, scapula, neck and even jaw. Often angina is manifested by unpleasant sensations in the epigastric region, for example, heaviness in stomach, stomach cramps, nausea, heartburn. Continue reading