Is angina a precursor of a heart attack?
Hello, Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center or left side of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes or that goes away and comes back. The discomfort can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain. I feel a slight pain in my chest while walking. I am 45 years old male. Can anyone tell me Is angina a precursor of a heart attack?
@marius Hello, yes Angina is a type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. It could be a precursor to a future heart attack and it’s also a sign that you’re currently having a heart attack. Angina can persist for years. There are two types of angina. Stable angina and unstable angina. Unstable angina refers to sudden, unexpected chest pain that always needs emergency medical care. Stable angina that occurs due to blocked coronary arteries. The chest pain of stable angina is typically triggered by walking, climbing stairs, and other activities that demand more blood and oxygen. If you think you are having symptoms then please take medical help. Thanks