Angina Pectoris

Angina Pectoris from Coronary Artery Disease

Angina Pectoris is a symptom caused by the development of fatty plague along walls of the arteries restricting blood flow to the heart.  Symptoms of Angina most often result in Chest Pain or discomfort, Shortness of Breath, and Chronic Fatigue (tiredness). Although CAD is a disease that affects your entire vascular system, the coronary arteries are significant because these are the pathways that deliver the essential oxygenated blood fueling the heart muscle. Slow progression of this hard substance building on the walls of your coronaries arteries can restrict blood flow to a point where your heart is screaming for more oxygen at times exercise, physical activity or even at rest.

Progression of Angina from Blockages (known as Ischemia)

Have you ever seen bacon fat dry in frying pan? The process of the fat turning into a solid is much like the process that occurs in your on a vascular systems but on a molecular level. This cholesterol type fat is compressed overtime causing the plague to “petrify” or harden much like a rock.

The process of the hardening of this fatty substance is called Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis represents a significant risk because this plaque can harden to a point where it can break off and cause a clot completely restricting blood to parts of the heart and brain causing a heart attack or stroke.

atherosclerosis 4Symptoms of Angina develop over the period of many years usually from a combination of genetics, diet and exercise (or lack thereof). There is some debate as to which of these factors are more significant but almost all agree that these factors contribute more or less to the development of the disease. Other factors include family history, age, weight control, and diet high in cholesterol (fat) & sodium (salt). If you control these factors, the experts say you will significantly reduce your rsik of progression of CAD and the adverse events that can come with CAD.

Now, if you are reading this, chances are you already have Angina or you are concerned about your heart health. It is interesting to note, but most experts do not discuss the additional effects of Angina from CAD on your overall vascular health. If you have symptoms of Angina, it is likely that you also have plaque build up in your entire vascular system restricting your hearts ability to deliver essential nutrients through blood flow to all the body’s organs. That means that the health and performance of your kidney’s lungs, brain, pancreas, and your extremities are also compromised by fatty plaque that restricts efficient delivery of oxygenated blood through the vascular system.

Cardiac Therapy is a unique treatment that restores blood flow around narrowed and restricted arteries. The treatment is designed specifically to treat symptoms of Angina.

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