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Angina is an episodic clinical syndrome due to transient myocardial ischemia. Ischemia refers to a lack of oxygen due to inadequate perfusion, which results from an imbalance between oxygen supply and demand.
If you suspect this to be angina, what other questions can you ask in order to clarify your understanding?
Do you know the types of angina?
Chest pain is not the only cardiac symptom. What other signs, symptoms or clinical conditions make you think about CV diseases?
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