Signs and symptoms of angina
Learn the signs and symptoms of angina.
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Symptoms of angina include:
- sharp, burning or cramping pain
- numbness or lack of feeling in your:
- a constant feeling of indigestion that is moderate to severe
- a dull pain that begins in the middle of your chest and spreads to your:
- left arm
- a feeling of tightness, pressure, squeezing and/or aching in your chest or arm(s)
Symptoms of angina are often experienced after physical exertion or emotional stress.
Angina and a heart attack can feel similar. Act quickly if you or someone else has chest pain or tightness. You should:
- take your prescribed medication if your health care provider is already treating you for angina
- if the medication does not make you feel better quickly, call 911 or your local emergency number
- call 911 or your local emergency number if you are not being treated for angina and still have chest pain
- do this right away, even if the chest pain does not flow to your arms or jaw
The symptoms of angina can be relieved with rest or medication.
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