Angina | Overview

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What is angina?

Angina (say: "ann-jie-na") is a squeezing pain or a pressing feeling in the chest. It is most often caused by blockages in the arteries that supply blood to your heart. This is called coronary artery disease, or heart disease.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 09/00

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