Understand Angina/Chest Pain
, or angina pectoris, is a medical term for the symptoms caused by the heart not getting enough oxygen from the arteries that supply the heart with blood. When these arteries become narrowed or blocked over time, it is called coronary artery disease (CAD)
, and it can cause angina. Most commonly, people describe their symptoms of angina as chest discomfort or pain. Angina can be stable
. When angina becomes unstable, it is commonly associated with a heart attack
, which is a medical emergency. Stable angina is not usually an emergency, but it can be painful and frightening. We invite you to use the article in this center to learn more about angina and how you and your healthcare team can work together on a treatment plan that is right for you.