Angina Pectoris

Angina Pectoris

Dr. KennedyAngina pectoris is chest pain that is typically severe and crushing with a feeling just behind the breastbone (the sternum) of pressure and suffocation, due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle. The term ”angina pectoris“ comes from the Latin angere meaning ”to choke or throttle“ + pectus meaning ”chest.“

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