Harvard Heart Letter

Dealing with the discomfort of angina

Often described as “chest pain,” angina may feel more like pressure or heaviness. Here’s what you should know about the different types and treatments. The word angina comes from the Latin word angere, meaning “to choke or strangle.” To doctors, angina almost always means angina pectoris, or chest pain due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle (pectoris refers to the chest). But the neck, jaw, shoulders, and even the…

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