The most common symptom of coronary artery disease is angina or "angina pectoris," also known simply as chest pain. Angina can be described as a discomfort, heaviness, pressure, aching, burning, fullness, squeezing, or a painful feeling. Often, it can be mistaken for indigestion. If you have symptoms of angina, take notice. If you've never been diagnosed with heart disease, you should seek treatment immediately. If you've had angina before, use your angina medications as directed by your doctor and try to determine if this is your regular pattern of angina or if the symptoms are worse. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about angina, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Heart Disease and Angina (Chest Pain)
Angina can feel like a heart attack, but often it's something else. Get all your questions about it answered here.
Using EEP To Treat Chronic Angina
If you have chronic angina, a procedure called enhanced external counterpulsation, or EECP, may help relieve your symptoms.
Heart Disease Symptoms
Find out the symptoms of the different types of heart disease, such as coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, pericarditis, and more.
Chest Pain Treatment
Find out from WebMD what to do if you have chest pain, or angina, and what to expect if you go to the emergency room.
Overcoming Cardiovascular Disease
If you've been diagnosed with stroke, heart attack, angina or PAD, you may be in shock. But the right medical care can prevent future problems.
The New Heart Tests: Which Ones Should You Have?
Experts explain the pros and cons of coronary calcium scores, carotid artery ultrasound, and CT heart scans.
11 Possible Heart Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore
11 possible symptoms of heart problems that you may not be aware of, such as dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.
Heart Attack, Stroke, and Angina Symptoms
Chest pains, pressure, or dizziness may be something serious. See the warning signs of heart attack, angina, and stroke.