Definition of Angina pectoris
Angina pectoris: Chest pain due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle. The pain is typically severe and crushing, and it is characterized by a feeling of pressure and suffocation just behind the breastbone. Angina can accompany or be a precursor of a heart attack.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012
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