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

Hear from others with chronic angina

Watch videos of real patients with angina. Learn how they worked with their cardiologists to manage their angina better and get the most out of life
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Reducing treatment side effects

Medicines for angina can help relieve angina symptoms.

Common side effects of medicines for angina may include12:

  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Palpitations
  • Lethargy
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling in the feet, ankles, and legs (edema)16
  • Low heart rate
  • Low blood pressure
  • Not being able to perform sexually (impotence)

Headaches are a common side effect of these medicines. Tell your cardiologist if you have severe headaches or if they don‘t go away after taking the medicine for a few weeks.

Some people feel lightheaded, dizzy, or faint when they get up after sitting or lying down. These side effects may also happen in hot weather, during exercise, or when standing too long.

Talk with your cardiologist if you have any questions or concerns about your treatment. Tell your cardiologist about any medications or supplements you are currently taking.

*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

Hear from others with chronic angina

Watch videos of real patients with angina. Learn how they worked with their cardiologists to manage their angina better and get the most out of life
View videos
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