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Health Tip: What May Trigger Angina Pain?

Health Tip: What May Trigger Angina Pain?

08/05/10

(HealthDay News) -- Angina is the term for chest pain that occurs when a portion of the heart isn't getting enough oxygenated blood.

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says the following triggers may be behind angina pain:

  • Coronary heart disease.
  • A blood clot.
  • Extremely hot or cold weather.
  • Emotional stress.
  • Smoking or using cocaine.
  • Medications that cause narrowing of the blood vessels.
  • Insufficient blood flow to the small arteries feeding the heart.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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