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What Is Angina (Ischemic Chest Pain)? Topic Guide

Angina (Ischemic Chest Pain) Angina (Ischemic Chest Pain): Angina pectoris is a term to describe chest pain that occurs when the heart is not getting enough blood. There are two types of angina, stable (the most common) and unstable. Stable angina generally lasts less than five minutes and is relieved by nitroglycerin tablets. Angina may be caused by heart disease, coronary artery spasm, or other causes. Risk factors for angina include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, family history, aging, and stimulant use. Treatment depends upon the cause of angina.

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ranolazine Ranolazine

Ranolazine is used to treat chronic angina (chest pain). Ranolazine is not for use during an acute (emergency) attack of angina.

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amlodipine and atorvastatin Amlodipine And Atorvastatin

Amlodipine and atorvastatin is a combination medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), chest pain (angina), and coronary artery disease (clo...learn more »

nitroglycerin (transdermal) Nitroglycerin (transdermal)

Nitroglycerin transdermal (skin patch) is used to prevent attacks of chest pain (angina). This medicine will not treat an angina attack that has already ...

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nitroglycerin (topical) Nitroglycerin (topical)

Nitroglycerin is used to prevent attacks of chest pain (angina)...learn more »

nitroglycerin (oral/sublingual) Nitroglycerin (oral/sublingual)

Nitroglycerin is used to treat or prevent attacks of chest pain (angina)...learn more »

nicardipine Nicardipine

Nicardipine is a calcium channel blocker that relaxes (widens) your blood vessels, which makes it easier for the heart to pump and reduces its workload...learn more »

isosorbide mononitrate Isosorbide Mononitrate

Isosorbide mononitrate is a nitrate that dilates (widens) blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow through them and easier for the heart to pump......learn more »

isosorbide dinitrate Isosorbide Dinitrate

Isosorbide dinitrate is a nitrate that dilates (widens) blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow through them and easier for the heart to pump...learn more »

aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

metoprolol Metoprolol

Metoprolol is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins)...learn more »

nifedipine Nifedipine

Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker that is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) or angina (chest pain)...learn more »

verapamil (oral) Verapamil (oral)

Verapamil is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders...learn more »

diltiazem Diltiazem

Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker that is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) or angina (chest pain)...learn more »

propranolol Propranolol

Propranolol is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins)...learn more »

nadolol Nadolol

Nadolol is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins)...learn more »

atenolol Atenolol

Atenolol is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins)...learn more »