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Is angina serious?

Angina can be serious. Stable angina, if untreated, can lead to more serious problems. Unstable angina and variant angina can lead to a heart attack. A heart attack is a dangerous medical condition that can be life threatening and which requires emergency medical attention.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
There are two kinds of angina: stable and unstable. They have different symptoms and unlike stable angina, unstable angina requires immediate medical attention. In this video, Dr. Oz explains what causes angina and the important differences between the two types.



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