Treatment can help stop angina attacks and reduce the risk of further problems like heart attacks.


Angina is where you have attacks of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to your heart.


The main symptom of angina is a tight, dull or heavy pain in your chest.


The main treatments for angina are medicines to treat angina attacks when they happen and prevent further attacks. Some people may need surgery.


Angina is usually caused by the arteries supplying blood to the heart muscles becoming narrowed by a build-up of fatty substances.

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