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Angina is a type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. Lower blood flow means your heart isn't getting enough oxygen. This pain often occurs with physical activity or stress. Stable angina, also called angina pectoris, is the mo...[read article]

Tests for Stable Angina

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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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An exercise stress test is used to determine how well your heart responds during times when it is working the hardest. During the test, you will be asked to exercis...  More
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An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart, allowing your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functionin...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Stress echocardiography, also called an echocardiography stress test or stress echo, is a procedure used to determine how well your heart and blood vessels are work...  More
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An exercise stress test is used to determine how well your heart responds during times when it is working the hardest. During the test, you will be asked to exercis...  More
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Enzymes are complex proteins that facilitate chemical changes in every part of the body. Your body needs enzymes to function. The CPK isoenzymes test is a way to me...  More
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Serum Troponin T Test
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Cardiac Marker Tests
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The creatine phosphokinase test measures the amount of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) present in the blood. The test is also known as creatine kinase, CPK test, and C...  More
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A thallium stress test is a nuclear imaging test that shows how well blood flows into the heart during exercise and at rest. A radioisotope (nuclear material) is ad...  More
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Serum Troponin I Test
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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Serum myoglobin is a blood test that is used to measure the levels of myoglobin in the bloodstream. Myoglobin is a protein that is commonly found in the heart and s...  More
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A coronary angiography is a test to find out if you have a blockage in a coronary artery. Your doctor will be concerned that you are at risk of a heart attack if yo...  More
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Blood Pressure Monitoring
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If you have heart failure it's important to follow a heart healthy diet. Join experts as they discuss recommended dietary restrictions necessary to keep your he...  More
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An magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI) uses magnets and radio waves to capture images inside your body without making an surgical incision. An MRI allows your doc...  More
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A computed tomography scan-commonly called a CT scan-is a test that uses X-rays to view your heart and blood vessels. These scans use safe amounts of radiation to c...  More
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Medical Procedures for Stable Angina

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Angioplasty and stent placement are common procedures to open clogged arteries in the heart. These procedures are formally known as coronary angioplasty or percutan...  More
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A stent is a tiny tube that is inserted into a blocked passageway. The stent keeps the passageway open. This allows the flow of blood or other fluids (depending on ...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Stable Angina

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Heart bypass surgery is also known as coronary bypass surgery. The goal of this surgery is to replace damaged arteries in your heart with blood vessels from another...  More
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Angioplasty and stent placement are common procedures to open clogged arteries in the heart. These procedures are formally known as coronary angioplasty or percutan...  More
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Open heart surgery is any type of surgery where the chest is cut open and surgery is performed on the muscles, valves, or arteries of the heart. According to the Na...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Stable Angina

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ASPIRIN (AS pir in) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever. This medicine is also used as directed by a doctor to prevent and to treat heart at...  More
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NITROGLYCERIN (nye troe GLI ser in) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used ...  More
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ATENOLOL (a TEN oh lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high b...  More
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NIFEDIPINE (nye FED i peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, wh...  More
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NITROGLYCERIN (nye troe GLI ser in) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used ...  More
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NITROGLYCERIN (nye troe GLI ser in) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used ...  More
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AMLODIPINE; ATORVASTATIN (am LOE di peen; a TORE va sta tin) is a combination of 2 drugs. Amlodipine is a calcium-channel blocker used to lower high blood pressure....  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Stable Angina

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ASPIRIN (AS pir in) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever. This medicine is also used as directed by a doctor to prevent and to treat heart at...  More
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Self Care for Stable Angina

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Bed Rest
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