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Angina - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

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Signs and symptoms vary based on the type of angina you have and on whether you are a man or a woman. Angina symptoms can differ in severity, location in the body, timing, and how much relief you may feel with rest or medicines. Since symptoms of angina and of heart attack can be the same, call 9-1-1 if you feel chest discomfort that does not go away with rest or medicine. Angina can also lead to a heart attack and other complications that can be life-threatening.

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Angina - Screening and Prevention

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Typically, doctors screen for angina only when you have symptoms. However, your doctor may assess your risk factors for ischemic heart disease every few years as part of your regular office visits. If you have two or more risk factors, then your doctor may estimate the chance that you will develop ischemic heart disease, which may include angina, over the next 10 years.

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Angina - Risk Factors

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You may have an increased risk for angina because of your age, environment or occupation, family history and genetics, lifestyle, other medical conditions, race, or sex.

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Angina - Causes

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Angina happens when your heart muscle does not get enough oxygen-rich blood. Medical conditions, particularly ischemic heart disease, or lifestyle habits can cause angina. To understand the causes of angina, it helps to understand how the heart works.

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Angina - Types

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The types of angina are stable, unstable, microvascular, and variant. The types vary based on their severity or cause.

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Angina

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Angina is chest pain or discomfort that occurs if an area of your heart muscle does not get enough oxygen-rich blood. It is a common symptom of ischemic heart disease, which limits or cuts off blood flow to the heart.

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Cystic Fibrosis - Living With

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If you or your child has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, it is important that you continue your treatments, follow up with your doctors, and learn how to manage the condition.

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Cystic Fibrosis - Treatment

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While there is not yet a cure for cystic fibrosis, advances in treatment are helping people live longer, healthier lives. After early diagnosis, the goal is proactive treatment to slow down lung disease as much as possible.

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Cystic Fibrosis - Diagnosis

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Your doctor may diagnose cystic fibrosis based on your signs and symptoms and results from certain tests, such as genetic and sweat tests that are done to confirm screening tests.

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Cystic Fibrosis - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

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Most patients who have cystic fibrosis have noticeable symptoms. Some patients have few or no signs or symptoms, while others experience severe symptoms or life-threatening complications. Symptoms may also change over time. The most common complications of cystic fibrosis affect the lungs and pancreas.

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