Unstable Angina Directory
Unstable angina is characterized by a new onset of chest pain or an increase in frequency or severity of angina that in some cases may be a sign of an impending heart attack. This type of chest pain usually is brought on by exertion and is relieved with rest. Unstable angina requires immediate medical attention and comprehensive testing for possible underlying coronary artery disease. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how unstable angina is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Heart Attack and Unstable Angina-Preventing Another Heart Attack
Once you've had a heart attack, your biggest concern will probably be that you could have another one. Taking your medicines as directed will be an important part of preventing another heart attack. Medicines commonly prescribed after a heart attack include drugs to:Prevent blood clots.Decrease the work of your heart.Improve your heart’s pumping ability.Lower cholesterol.Treat irregular ...
Understanding Heart Attack -- the Basics
What exactly happens to trigger a heart attack? Learn more from WebMD about causes of heart attack and what to expect afterward.
Chest Pain Causes
WebMD discusses possible causes of chest pain as well as when to see a doctor.
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.