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Chest pain that results from your heart being deprived of freshly oxygenated blood is called angina. This disorder is usually caused by an underlying heart condition like coronary artery disease. Treatment and prevention strategies for angina focus on relieving chest pain and addressing your underlying heart disease.
Dignity Health North State offers advanced cardiac care, including angina treatment, in Northern California. Find a Doctor today to discuss your chest pain symptoms and receive care with humankindness.
Treatment strategies for angina include medications, medical procedures, and lifestyle changes. Your Dignity Health doctor may advise a personal treatment plan that includes a combination of all three.
Recommended treatments for angina include:
If your symptoms are mild and infrequent, your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes to manage your agina. However, you may be asked to consider other angina treatments if your angina is moderate to severe.
Your doctor’s recommendations will be guided by the severity of your heart disease, the frequency and severity of your angina episodes, and your overall health.
Angina is a symptom of underlying heart disease. You may be able to prevent angina attacks by adopting a more heart-healthy lifestyle, and managing the heart condition causing your angina.
Angina prevention strategies include:
Want to know your risk for developing heart disease? Take our free heart risk assessment and discuss your results with a Dignity Health cardiologist.
Dignity Health North State doctors deliver high quality care for numerous cardiovascular concerns, including expert treatment for angina, in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.