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How does stable angina affect the body?

Stable angina causes pain in the chest, arms, and back. The pain may be severe, or it may feel like pressure, an ache, or fullness in the chest. Episodes of stable angina are temporary but may occur on a regular basis, often with physical exertion. The pain usually goes away quickly once the exertion stops.

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