Stable Angina Case Study

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Angina is a chronic condition characterised by pain or constructing discomfort which usually occurs in the front of the chest and then radiates to the neck, shoulders, jaws or arms. It is typically aggravated by exertion or emotional stress and only lasts for a few minutes (NICE, 2011). Along with chest pain, there are also atypical symptoms which can occur, such as breathlessness, nausea, feeling unusually tired, and dizziness (Sarembock et al., 2007). Stable angina results from the formation of atherosclerotic plaques in the coronary arteries, causing progressive narrowing of the arterial lumen and symptoms occur when the restricted blood flow does not provide adequate amounts of oxygen to the myocardium when there is increased oxygen demand
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