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Angina Pectoris (cont.)

Outlook

The most common and serious complications of coronary heart disease are heart attack and sudden death from cardiac arrest.

A person's future depends on the severity of their condition, any heart muscle injury they have incurred, and their risk of heart rhythm abnormalities.

  • The outlook is good if there is no prior heart muscle injury and angina is relieved by rest.
  • Reversing risk factors will increase the long-term chances of avoiding a heart attack.
  • Many authorities believe that some people can actually reverse plaque buildup through diet and exercise and reversing other risk factors for heart disease.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/23/2014

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Angina pectoris is the result of myocardial ischemia caused by an imbalance between myocardial blood supply and oxygen demand.

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