Angina is a heart disease that causes sudden sharp pains in the chest. In the medical language it is also called ‘angina pectoris.’
The symptoms of angina come when arteriosclerosis is left untreated. The arteries will eventually become so constricted that adequate supplies of oxygenated blood can’t reach the heart muscles.
This oxygen deprivation may now result in the chest pain known as ANGINA. The signs of angina pectoris are mild to severe chest pain; often the person feels like the heart is being squeezed.
There is lightness in the chest, and the pain may feel worse after exercise or a heavy meal and better when resting.