Angina occurs when the heart is not receiving the proper blood supply it should do. This normally happens when the arteries taking blood to the heart narrow over time. They can also often become narrower. Generally speaking a person with angina will experience chest pain and pain in other areas such as the arm and neck. When someone has not experienced angina before they may think they are having a heart attack. If angina is properly diagnosed a medication can be supplied to relieve symptoms when they occur. These may include beta blockers and nitrates.
A failure to diagnose angina has the potential to lead to further complications. Treatment usually slows the heart and makes it less likely that angina will occur. If angina should go untreated it has the potential to cause further problems in the future. Needless to say you would expect to be properly diagnosed if you suffered from these symptoms and expert treatment and assessment determined what the problem was. A failure to diagnose angina could potentially prevent further attacks in the future and possibly prevent your condition from worsening. This is important as narrowed arteries make it more likely you might suffer a heart attack at some stage.
What can happen if angina is not properly diagnosed at an early stage?
We have already discovered the potential for more severe symptoms and conditions such as heart attack. It is reasonable to expect the proper tests to be done if you suspect you may have angina. Managing the condition is an important part of coping with it, and if the condition is overlooked or not diagnosed you may end up with further problems in the future. These problems can severely affect your quality of life and potentially even lead to a shorter life-span or more severe problems in the future.
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