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Angina

Also known as Cardiac Syndrome X, Nicorandil, Prinzmetal's Angina

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  • Angina or something else

    Hi all i have been diagnosed with angina have been to er more then i can remember.but what i would like to know can angina chest pain last whole day for days on end.i do have lots of stress and anxiety.like last night i felt jaw pain,heart beat fast and sweating,but only lasted couple of seconds.i dont...

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  • prinzmetals angina

    I have had prinzmetal's angina for over 7 years. Information about prinzmetal's says that pain occurs at night while in bed. Well not in my case. I get angina pain in the day time as well at night. Does anyone out there get pain in the day as I do ? I get pain at anytime, when it is cold or when...

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  • Is this Angina?

    Ok, some background. I'm 55, overweight, and have had acid reflux on and off for 20 years. I have a small sliding hiatus hernia, and life for the last year has been one problem after another usually resulting in high stress levels, (I'm on Ramipril for high blood presure). I also had two vacant...

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  • 16 yr old having chest pains and heart attack symtoms

    I am 16yrs old and for about 6 months I have had chest pain with other heart attack symtomes including sore left arm, and shortness of breath. I comes and goes and even went away for about a month. I seems to happen more when I am stresses. Im having finals week right now and my symtomes are way worse....

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  • Microvascular dysfunction diagnosis

    Hi I'm 50 this year, and have recently been diagnosed with Microvascular dysfunction. (Cardiac X syndrome/Microvascular angina) usually im a fit and healthy person, don't smoke, since starting the menopause I have gained weight. I know that I need to change my lifestyle as I get breathless and...

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  • Myocardial perfusion scan

    Hi, over the last 18 months or so I am being treated for Microvascular angina because of my symptoms. Now I have been offered to have a Myocardial perfusion scan, but I'm a little worried about it. Has anyone else had this to confirm diagnosis?

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  • Angina tests

    Hi, i have a feeling of something stuck under my left rib and if I exert myself at certain times it feels as if it’s being pulled tight & then I get pains in my back, arms & jaw, this all subsides if I stop moving my arms. I thought I had a hernia but my doctor sent me for a ecg & stress...

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  • Returning angina

    After being in control of my angina for a few years it has decided to come back it just woke me up out of a sound sleep I choked it and reached for the Nitro I just had a ECG and Echo last month everything seemed ok no changes except that my mitral valve is a little worse I was just so upset I hate having...

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  • Chest pain when cold

    Whenever I get cold I start getting chest pain. It can be any situation like sleeping at night as the temperature falls in the room, wearing a wet t-shirt for some time, not being dressed properly in the cold weather. The result is always the same, I get terrible pain in my chest, every breath hurts,...

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  • Could this be Angina!

    Hello, I am 53 and female. I have been seeing my heart consultant for a couple of years now as I am having trouble with my heart. I was born with very mild Pulmonary stenosis that doesn't affect me in any way. They have also found that one side of my heart is a bit stiff so doesn't pump the blood...

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  • Dizzy and light headed all the time...

    Anybody had dizziness that was caused by coronary artery disease?I was diagnosed with angina about 3 years ago,my main symptoms being breathlessness when climbing stairs and pressure in the chest when walking uphillAt that time I had some bouts of slight dizziness that came and went.Well my condition...

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  • Swelling

    I've been swelling for a month, can this be caused from the calcium channel blocker? I'm currently taking 5mg amlodipine twice a day and 60mg isosorbide once daily. I was diagnosed a year and half ago with Prinzmeta angina. I have gained 36 pounds in one month! Is this really possible? Any thoughts?...

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  • Nightmares causing chest pain

    I have prinzmetal's angina and lately I have been getting chest pains at night after a long spell of not having them at night. I would have blood pressure spikes but not chest pains. when I have a very intense dream or nightmare I wake up with a chest pain and it seems like it's been getting...

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  • Being alone and having angina

    I have angina and it is flared up had a bad spell tonight real scary but Nitro took it away I have to be alone in the daytime while my son goes to work and my granddaughter goes to school does anybody else have to be alone in the daytime and have angina

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  • Prinzmetal angina

    I have Prinzmetal angina.  My first attack was when I was 44 but not diagnosed until I was 51.  I just recently found out i have eNOS T786C mutation which most likely is causing the vasospams.  I'm curious if anyone else has been diagnosed with this mutation.  A doctor that is...

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  • Other than symptoms, how do angina attacks make you feel?

    I have had 2 yrs of issues with angina which earlier this year was labelled as Prinzmetal angina.  I go through period - often months with nothing but then it starts up again. I still have no idea what sets it off.  My question is; other than the actual symptoms during the attacks, how do you...

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  • Angina / CAD

    Six weeks ago, my husband had chest pains and was taken to the emergency room. There they did ECGs and blood tests over a period of 18 hours, but nothing abnormal was detected. He was discharged home and told that he would require a heart stress test. My husband has type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure...

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  • Stable/unstable angina not a clue. FED UP...

    Back in May I spent 9 days in hospital due to chest pain. In the front the back, pain in my arm(left). Shortness of breath. Discharged with diagnosis in recorded(not sure what that means). Appointment made for a myocardial perfusion stress test and a rest test. No results as yet. Cardiologist did confirm...

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  • Officially discharged!

    My 'journey' started either June/July last year with pains in my chest when I walked. Lots of appointments (and lost appointments) later I had an angiogram at my local hospital and my cardiologist told me that the blockage was in a 'difficult' place and was recommending a bypass (OMG...

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  • I've just been diagnosed with angina I'm a 48 year old male

    48and been diagnosed with angina,currently waiting for hospital appointment but I have no knowledge of what happens now,my GP was not very helpful she just gave me medication and told me to wait and see what the specialist says,been prescribed Asprin (75mg) bisoprolol 2.5 mg and a GTN spray, Can anybody...

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  • Health update (it has been a nightmare)

    Back on 19th January I had an Angiogram and was told by the Dr that he was recommending I see a Cardiac Surgeon as he felt I needed a bypass. 4 days later I had a Stroke, although not taken into hospital by the ambulance (they didn't diagnose a stroke) I 'slept on it' and was taken to A &...

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  • to give HOPE

    Out of the blue in July 2016 I had a silent heart attack! Whilst being tested as to why this happened as I don't smoke, drink, I exercise regulary and cholestrol, blood pressure and weight are all good things went bad very fast. I started having almost daily multiple/random attacks lasting 40-60...

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  • Chest pain

    I've been diagnosed with coronary vasospasm and im getting very depressed at the amount of pain i keep getting even though im on 50mg zomorph in morning and the same at night, i can oromorph anytime but even this isnt always doing it for me at times, been to A&E several times take blood and...

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  • 999 into hospital .......again

    so , here l am in hospital , my oxygen level bottomed out at 83% coming up after three hours to 85% went to see my G.P and went into shock !!!!! started cold sweating so much l nearly passed out, poor man thought l was having a heart attack. in hospital on monitors, oxygen levels, drips .......my, my,...

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  • length of time on angina medication

    hi im new to this. last year i had a blockage of the left LAD(98%) also had angina. 2 weeks ago i developed pain in my left cheft with burning sensation to my left arm. took my gtn spray which eased the problem. went to my gp who then called an ambulance. spent 9 days in hospital on occasions having...

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  • Angina pain from drug use. Need advice on what i should do.

    So to make a long story short i am a heroin and cocaine addict on and off for 8 years been clean for over a week now, bout a month ago i started experincing chest pain that progressed to neck pain that progressed to jaw pain shooting pain across my shouldere and down my arm and headaches had a few small...

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  • Newly diagnosed Angina - holiday problems!

    Let me say first and foremost that I KNOW my health is a priority and I will always put that first. I am however frustrated with how things have progressed with regard my Angina diagnosis. I initially saw a GP with specific chest pains back in July after already booking a 2 month holiday to Aus/NZ starting...

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  • Can you take isosorbide mononitrate at night?

    Hi there, I wondered why it is advised to take this medication in the morning. My husband has to take it due to angina but it makes him feel very nauseous and gives him an awful headache He was taking it at night initially by mistake and this seemed much better Thanks 

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  • Angina / Drugs

    I had a cardiac stent fitted Dec 16.  Since then have been on drugs, some for life, ie Asprin, Betablocka and fibrate.  Prior to these I never took pills for anything, except the odd course of antibiotics.  I have never suffered with any stomach problems, reflux etc but the dr has put...

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  • Prinzmetal's Angina question

    I was diagnosed with Prinzmetal's last June. At the time I was told, and I've also read that it is transient--that it often resolves itself... has anyone diagnosed with Prinzmetal's experienced their condition resolving??? I have had a few serious attacks while driving and am currently...

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  • Unstable Microvascular Angina / Prinzmetals Angina

    Hi, I have angina that is unstable an occurs mainly in my sleep, wakes me up and I have difficulty breathing, and so can lie awake for hours afraid of going back to sleep. My cornorary arteries are clear and a perfusion MRI last year did not find anything remarkable regarding ventricle output. ...

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