Angina (or angina pectoris) is chest pain caused by insufficient blood flow to the heart Your doctor calls this insufficient blood flow myocardial ischemia.
People who have angina may experience pain in different ways, such as:
Before your chest pain can be treated, your physician will need to determine its cause. Several tests may be done, including an electrocardiogram (ECG), stress test, or angiogram. In many cases, chest pain is caused by coronary artery disease, in which plaque builds up on the walls of your arteries, restricting blood flow to your heart. When this happens, doctors at UR Medicine Heart & Vascular are able to provide several possible treatments.
UR Medicine Heart & Vascular offers all of the most advanced treatments available for angina pectoris and coronary artery disease. We are the only institution in the area that is part of an academic medical center, so we can deliver the most advanced therapies for heart disease.
If you experience sudden or unexplained chest pain, call 911.If you have been experiencing regular chest pain or pressure, call your cardiologist. Or call UR Medicine Heart & Vascular at (585) 275-2475.