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Angina

Angina
Angina is a specific type of pain in the chest caused by inadequate blood flow through the blood vessels (coronary arteries) that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle (myocardium). Patients may also feel the pain of angina in their neck, jaw, or arms.




Review Date: 1/25/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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