What Is Angina Pectoris?

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2. What Are the Symptoms of Angina?

The most common symptom of angina is chest pain or discomfort. For some people, this discomfort may feel more like pressure than pain. Other symptoms can include shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, vomiting, and unusual paleness.

Sometimes the discomfort of angina is felt in the back, neck, shoulders, or jaw instead of the chest. This is a phenomenon called referred pain, in which discomfort is experienced in a part of the body other than its cause. Many people might not immediately associate referred pain in their back or jaw with a potential heart problem, so it’s important to be alert and informed about varying symptoms.

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