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How often do you experience symptoms of angina?

Stable angina

Unstable angina

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How often do you experience symptoms of angina?

  • When did you have your last angina attack?
  • Has there been a change in the frequency of attacks?
  • How is the angina pain relieved?
  • To what extent does the angina restrict your activities?
  • Do you have spontaneous at rest chest pain?
  • What medications are you taking?

These questions will determine if the patient has stable angina or unstable angina. The patient’s overall medical stability greatly differs between these two conditions; therefore, a determination must be made as to which condition is present.

Effects of medications may include increased bleeding tendencies and gingival overgrowth.

Stable Angina

A type of ischemic artery disease that is characterized by episodes of chest pain that result from predictable amounts of exertion and stress, respond to rest within 10 minutes or to treatment with nitroglycerin, and have not recently (within 60 days) changed characteristics.

Angina can be classified according to Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Braunwald Classification of Unstable Angina.

Unstable angina

A type of ischemic artery disease that is characterized by episodes of chest pain that result from variable amounts of exertion and stress, do not always respond to rest within 10 minutes or to treatment with nitroglycerin, and have recently (within 60 days) changed characteristics (progressive severity and duration or new onset angina).

Angina can be classified according to Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Braunwald Classification of Unstable Angina.

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Unstable angina is a predictor for developing a heart attack.

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