Angina Pectoris is a clinical syndrome rather than a disease. It denotes a discomfort due to transient myocardial ischemia (deficiency of blood in heart muscles). Almost every adult faces this problem sometime in his lifetime. It's not the same as a heart attack, but because of the severity of pain, it often seems like one. When one experiences this anginal pain he becomes very conscious, frightened and always misconceives it with Myocardial Infraction (Heart attack).
Angina is one of the first signs of serious heart disease. The same disease, 'Atherosclerosis' - causes this, the deposits of fatty cholesterol substances in the walls of arteries that cause blockage or plaques. Most heart attacks occur because of a clot, which forms at the site of a plaque and suddenly obstructs a coronary artery. When you take steps to prevent angina pectoris, you are also taking steps to prevent heart attacks.
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