Angina is a type of chest discomfort or pain due to poor blood flow through the blood vessels (coronary vessels) of the heart muscle (myocardium).
There are different types of angina:
Get medical help right away if you have new, unexplained chest pain or pressure. If you have had angina before, call your health care provider.
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