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    Angina Symptoms

    Angina Symptoms

    Picture of common areas where angina symptoms can be felt

    Most people feel angina symptoms in the chest. The most common symptom is chest pain or pressure, or a strange feeling in the chest. But you might feel symptoms in other parts of your body. Some people feel pain, pressure, or a strange feeling in the back, neck, jaw, or upper belly, or in one or both shoulders or arms.

    Other symptoms of angina include shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, lightheadedness or sudden weakness, or a fast or irregular heartbeat.

    Women are somewhat more likely than men to have other symptoms like shortness of breath, nausea, and back or jaw pain.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
    Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
    Last Revised April 6, 2012

    Last Revised: April 6, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology

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