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

Chronic angina treatment

Learn about available treatment options for chronic angina
Learn more

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Make sure your cardiologist has the full story about how you are feeling and how angina affects your life

  • It helps your cardiologist to know about the symptoms you are having and about any activities you have limited or given up
  • It is important to share how you are feeling so you and your cardiologist can make choices about your treatment
  • Do your best to give your cardiologist a full picture of how you live with angina

Make the most of your appointment

  • Prepare for your visit so you have everything you and your cardiologist need. That way, you can get your questions answered
  • Keep track of the details of your angina to help your cardiologist understand where angina is interrupting your life

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You and your cardiologist are a team

Build a good relationship

  • Your cardiologist has a lot of information about living better with angina
  • Be honest and open. Effective communication with your cardiologist and primary care physician is essential

Ask about your treatment

  • Your cardiologist will choose treatments for you that match your treatment goals and lifestyle needs. There are many treatments to choose from
  • Never be afraid to ask if there is anything else that can be done or if there are choices that might be better for you

Get involved

  • Take an active role in managing your angina. It may help you feel more in control and improve your outlook
  • Remember—you have the right to ask questions about your healthcare

*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

Chronic angina treatment

Learn about available treatment options for chronic angina
Learn more
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