Risks of Angina & Coronary Artery Disease

Understand your risks!

Chest pain is a signal that there is blockages or narrowing of your coronary arteries is restricting blood flow within the heart muscle. This is known in medical terminology as Myocardial Ischemia.   Ischemia is a term for narrowing or restricting blood flow in one or more artery to the myocardium (heart muscle). This lack of blood flow creates the signal or alarm of pain. chest pain

Chest Pain is the most common symptom of Angina which should not be ignored or dismissed. In addition to Chest Pain, other common symptoms such as Shortness of Breath, Chronic Fatigue (tiredness) and heart palpitations are all signals or alarms that something is wrong! Do not complicate the situation, or second guess yourself, do something about it. Most clinicians agree that if you are experiencing symptoms of chest pain (at rest or with minimal exertion) then you are potintially at risk.  Chest pain in varying degrees can lead to heart attack, stroke or even death.

This segment is not designed to instill fear, over-exaggerate or lecture you about the risks associated chest pain from Ischemic Coronary Artery Disease. CAD is a serious disease that can impose serious limitations to your quality of life. Paying close attention to your symptoms is a good indicator of risk and the severity of your disease.

Other symptoms include pressure or tightness in the left side of the chest, sweating, numbness, shortness of breath, tiredness, fatigue as well as nausea. These symptoms often get confused with trapped gas or indigestion after a big meal. The best policy is to always be cautious and notify your doctor. Patients are often not forthright with their physicians or themselves because of the fear of any painful procedure or surgeries. It is better to be safe than sorry!

Now that we have the darker side of the topic out of the way, lets talk about the good news. Cardiac Therapy is a terrific solution for anybody living with varying degrees of chest pain.  Cardiac Therapy is a low risk, painless procedure that restores the necessary blood flow to the heart.

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