Skip to main contentSkip to main content



Open all pages about Angina

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.

If you're diagnosed with angina it's important to make healthy lifestyle changes.

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

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

Page last reviewed: 21/04/2021
Next review due: 21/04/2024