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0 / 6 complete
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angina and p. 326
aortic stenosis p. 298
atherosclerosis p. 308
cilostazol/dipyridamole for p. 445
cocaine causing p. 594
contraindicated drugs p. 326, 329
drug therapy for p. 325, 326, 363
glycoprotein IIb/IIa inhibitors for p. 445
ischemic disease and p. 310
presentation p. 716
unstable/NSTEMI treatment p. 316
β -blockers for p. 247
stable angina with p. 310
angina p. 326
angina p. 325
angina treatment p. 326
angina p. 310
angina and p. 310
Angina comes from the latin angere, which means to strangle, and pectoris comes from pectus, meaning chest—so angina pectoris loosely translates to “strangling of the chest”, which actually makes a lot of sense, because angina pectoris is caused by reduced blood flow which causes ischemia to the heart muscle, or lack of oxygen to the heart, almost like the heart’s being strangled which causes terrible chest pain.
Stable angina or chronic angina is the most common type of angina and it usually happens when the patient has greater than or equal to 70% stenosis, meaning 70% of the artery is blocked by plaque buildup.
This small opening that blood flows through might be enough to supply the heart during rest, but if the body demands more blood and oxygen, like during exercise or stressful situations, the heart has to work harder, and therefore needs more blood and oxygen itself.
But the pain usually goes away with rest.
This increase in muscle size can be due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy from a genetic cause, or as a result from the heart having to pump against higher pressures, as is the case in aortic stenosis, which is a narrowing of the aortic valve, or hypertension.
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