Does angina interrupt your life?

Complete the Chronic Angina Checklist to help your cardiologist get a fuller picture of how angina affects you
Complete the Chronic Angina Checklist

Angina video

Watch this helpful video to learn more about angina, usually a symptom of coronary heart disease
Watch the video

Angina is not a disease; it is most often a symptom of a heart problem.

Chronic angina is the most common kind of angina. Angina is chronic when it has been present for months or years without much change. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the heart problem that usually leads to chronic angina. CHD is also known as coronary artery disease (CAD).1-3

What is coronary heart disease?

  • In CHD, the arteries of the heart become stiff and narrow, making it difficult for oxygen-rich blood to reach your heart muscle1,4
  • This lack of oxygen can cause the pain and discomfort of angina1
  • Angina is your heart's way of telling you it needs more oxygen1,4

Take action against your angina

  • Speak with your cardiologist about your angina
  • Let your cardiologist know what symptoms you are having
  • Tell your cardiologist how angina affects all areas of your life

Together you and your cardiologist can talk about ways to manage your angina.

*If you have angina that does not go away with rest or nitroglycerin, get emergency medical help right away.

If you still have angina even though you are getting treatment, talk with your doctor about your options.

The information on this website does not take the place of talking with your cardiologist or healthcare professional.

Does angina interrupt your life?

Complete the Chronic Angina Checklist to help your cardiologist get a fuller picture of how angina affects you
Complete the Chronic Angina Checklist

Angina video

Watch this helpful video to learn more about angina, usually a symptom of coronary heart disease
Watch the video
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