Hear from others with chronic angina
Watch real angina stories from real patients
If you have angina, you're not alone. Approximately 8.7 million Americans have angina.17 In the videos below, real patients share their stories and talk about the conversations with their cardiologists that helped them get the treatment they needed.
Start a conversation with your cardiologist about your angina symptoms and how they affect your life. The tool below can help you get started.
A former farmer and avid outdoorsman, Aaron sought medical help when angina left him unable to enjoy a walk with his wife. Used to tackling challenges head-on, he took the same approach with his angina. His open relationship with his cardiologist was key to getting back to those walks.
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Alan grew up on a farm in Texas and prided himself on his work ethic. He took care of his health and was surprised he was diagnosed with heart disease. Using the Chronic Angina Checklist, Alan identified situations when he experienced symptoms, helping his cardiologist start a treatment plan that worked for him.
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Donnette has a big heart–cherishing her family and volunteering to help others. Born with heart problems, she was only 40 when symptoms of chronic angina led to a procedure. For years, she hid her pain from family, until her daughter urged her to be honest with her cardiologist and explore new solutions.
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An artist and mother, Claudia felt lucky to have a strong support network to help her manage her angina. However, talking honestly about her angina didn't come easy. Admitting to her cardiologist that she had given up being active because of her chest pain allowed them to work toward a solution.
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Ralph’s Angina Story
Outside of his practice as a family physician, Ralph loved spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing. When he could no longer participate in his favorite hobbies, a former patient and fellow angina sufferer reminded him to speak honestly with his cardiologist.
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Teddy has angina–just like his father. At the advice of his primary care doctor, he lost weight and exercised, but it wasn't until he saw a cardiologist and described his symptoms that he got the relief he was looking for.
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Passionate about ballroom dancing, Debbie was always physically fit–her heart attack came as a complete surprise. She received treatment, but angina kept her off the dance floor. A conversation with her nurse practitioner led to a treatment plan that helped Debbie get back on her feet.
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