Conditions

Angina (chest pain)

Angina is a type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease. Angina is typically described as squeezing, pressure, heaviness, tightness or pain in your chest. There are two types of angina – stable and unstable. Angina is relatively common, but can be hard to distinguish from other types of chest pain, such as the pain or discomfort of indigestion.

WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-angina

Aneurysm

An aneurysm is an abnormal dilation or “ballooning” in the wall of an artery. An aneurysm can grow and may rupture causing dangerous bleeding inside the body that can be fatal. Most aneurysms occur in the aorta, the main artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.  Aneurysms can often be detected by Xray, CT or ultrasound.  Treatment can be either medical to reduce blood pressure and decrease the chance of rupture or surgical to repair the dilated aneurysmal vessel.

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