Mechanisms of angina pectoris

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Angina is a clinical syndrome characterized by discomfort in the chest, jaw, shoulder, back, or arm. It is typically aggravated by exertion or emotional stress and relieved by nitroglycerin. Angina usually occurs in patients with CAD involving ≥1 large epicardial artery. However, angina can also occur in individuals with valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and uncontrolled hypertension. It can be present in patients with normal coronaries and myocardial ischemia related to spasm or endothelial dysfunction. This chapter reviews different mechanisms that had been related to angina pectoris.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPharmacological Treatment of Chronic Stable Angina Pectoris
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9783319173320, 9783319173313
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Angina pectoris
  • Chronic stable angina
  • Ischaemic heart disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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