Angina is pain in the chest and surrounding areas of the body that occurs when the heart does not get enough oxygen. Angina is also called angina pectoris. "Pectoris" is Latin for "chest".
More than 6 million Americans suffer from angina. Knowing how to recognize and prevent angina can mean the difference between life and death.
This reference summary will help you learn about the signs of angina, what causes it, treatment options, and how to prevent the serious diseases that it may be a sign of.