Angina (Angina Pectoris): Tests
is pain or discomfort that occurs when an area of your doesn’t get enough -rich .
How Angina Is Diagnosed
The most important issues to address when you go to the doctor with pain are:What’s causing the pain Whether you’re having or are about to have a
is a symptom of an underlying problem, usually (CHD). The type of angina pain you have can be a sign of how severe the CHD is and whether it’s likely to cause a .
If you have pain, your doctor will want to find out whether it’s . He or she also will want to know whether the angina is stable or unstable. If it’s unstable, you may need emergency medical to try to prevent a .
To diagnose pain as stable or unstable , your doctor will do a physical exam, ask about your symptoms, and ask about your risk factors for and your family history of CHD or other diseases.
Your doctor also may ask questions about your symptoms, such as:…