What is Angina?

Angina occurs when the heart muscle does not receive adequate oxygen-rich blood, often due to narrowed or blocked arteries to the heart.  Angina typically causes pain, tightness, or discomfort in the shoulders/shoulder blades, arms, chest, neck, jaw, or back.  Patients may also experience shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, or indigestion as a variant of their angina, and can vary in severity for each individual person.

How is Angina Diagnosed?

Your physician will determine whether your symptoms follow a stable regular pattern due to the heart being overworked or an unstable, unexpected chest pain that increases in severity and frequency. The latter may suggest a possible heart attack. Following tests may include:​

What is the Treatment for Angina?

Treatment for coronary artery disease is multi-faceted including risk factor modification such as controlling blood pressure, sugar, cholesterol with a diet/exercise and sometimes medicine. In cases of significant blockage, stents and/or bypass may be indicated in conjunction with risk factor management described above.

HeartPlace Plano West has the best cardiologists, electrophysiologists, and vascular surgeons in Plano, TX. 


6124 West Parker Road
Medical Building 3, Suite 536
Plano, Texas 75093

Phone: 972-378-9560

Fax: 844-290-4363

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Medical Building 2, 3rd Floor, Suite 2330

Allen, Texas 75013

Phone: 972-649-6511

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