Angina in relation to stress

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 3/1/2007 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys,
simple questions, pls advise
1) if someone has Angina pain in direct relation to stress e.g walking or climbing stairs etc. and if the person doesnot stop and continues to exert himself further in the same activity (eg. if the onset of the pain was experienced on climbing 2 floors but the person continues to climb until 6th floor) will the intensity of the pain / pressure / choking feeling increase?
2) If someone has chest pain at rest (eg. driving) and during the feeling of that pain if the person (gets out of the car) climbs 4 floors briskly would the pain / intensity increase if it was cardiac in nature?
3) is angina almost always accompanied with breathlessness?
4) is angina crippling?, does a person experiencing angina stop frm whatever he is doing and just waits / rests until the pain subsides?
eagerly looking forward to your replies to clear some doubts - thank you

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 3/2/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Bambiaya, I dont have angina so I cant answer most of your questions here.  However, I do have chronic chest pain and shortness of breath when I am active.  I have bradycardia (treated by pacemaker) and a septal defect, the chest pain is also a result of an autonomic disorder that I have.  My chest pain does increase with physical activity...but I dont have angina so this is not what your asking here.

I have pulled up a link of the internet that is facts on angina.  I hope that is can be of some help to you and hopefully one of our members will come along shortly and post a response to your questions here.  Sometimes this forum gets alittle slow.  Take care

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 3/5/2007 4:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bambaiya, Ive had angina for 5 years now. Yes you definitely have to rest if you are experiencing chest pain(angina). My cardiac Dr. said this is very important, because if you dont rest you may have a heart attack. I have unstable angina, so I have to rest when I have it and I am limited in my activities. I usually dont have shortness of breath with mine unless I dont stop and rest when I need to. If you are having chest pain and dont rest the pain usually does increase, and you are putting yourself at a higher risk for a heart attack. You havent said whether you have angina or not but this is the best advice I can give you. Im just going by my own experience though, it might be best to ask your Dr. about any questions you may have. I hope this has helped to answer some of your questions. Take Care and God Bless!

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