Stable Angina

Stable angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease, where the person experiences short episodes of chest pain or tightness. It usually results from some blockage in the blood vessels that supply the heart.

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Are the tightness in my chest and labored breathing due to walking?

Query: Hello doctor, Five years ago, I quit smoking. I am a 34 year old male, who weighs 220 lbs. I had health anxiety and had asthma tests, ECG, EKG, and chest x-rays done. I drank fairly often for four years. The last three months, the frequency picked up, and I was getting really drunk. Over the four ye...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Does this occurs only on exercise and relieves with rest? Do you still smoke? Do you have any other symptoms of gastritis and reflux like nausea, abdominal pain, chest burning, etc.? This can occur just due to heavy unaccustomed exertion or even smoking. But...  Read Full »

Can we schedule CABG in a patient with severe anginal pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My father was suffering from stable angina, so he had an angiography 10 months before in which he was told that he had three arteries blocked and was suggested CABG. But he was afraid, now he suffers from severe angina pain with little activity and sometimes while resting or sleeping. H...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seent he attachment. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, he will need bypass surgery, but no need to worry. His medicines need to be optimized and anti-anginal drugs need to be added. Along with Aspirin, Clopidogrel and statin like Atorva...  Read Full »

I have stable angina with 80 % small and 50 % large artery blockages. Is there cardiac a need for cardiac MRI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 70-year-old male. I am under treatment for stable angina for the past three years. 80 % small artery blockage, and 50 % large in certain areas. I am taking Clopidogrel, Nitrates, Amlodipine, etc., with tiny sublingual Nitro, averaged 25 Nitro pills over three months. Occasional...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have stable ischemic heart disease for the last three years. You are taking medicines and want to know about the heart in detail for which you want cardiac MRI. You have 50 % blockage in the major coronary artery. As far as your heart condition is concerned, it o...  Read Full »

Kindly advise regarding my chest pain as the test results are normal.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I have been experiencing chest discomfort like an achiness for the past couple of months. It comes and goes. I cannot tell if it gets worse with certain foods or after I eat. Sometimes I think it does, but then I tell myself that I might just be making that up. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cardiac origin of chest pain is highly unlikely in a 29 year old female. Female has a cardioprotective hormone called estrogen, which usually delays the onset of coronary artery disease till 65 years. The pain you get is most likely because of high levels of your...  Read Full »

Is coronary angiography required in chronic stable angina?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 56 years old. She is a patient of hypertension, diabetes, and mild nephropathy. BP 140/80, pulse 96/ min, creatinine 1.3, fasting sugar 125, postprandial 157. From a few months, my mother is suffering from chest pain. The doctor told it is chronic stable angina. All other te...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With these kidney function tests, she can perform the coronary angiography. I agree with her doctor's recommendation because this would help identify possible coronary artery stenosis and also perform angioplasty, if necessary. Another test which can help investigat...  Read Full »

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