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How do other illnesses affect stable angina?

Angina is often caused by coronary artery disease. High blood pressure increases the risk of coronary artery disease and angina because it can harm arteries. Diabetes also increases the risk of coronary artery disease. High cholesterol may lead to narrowing of the arteries that allow blood to flow to the heart, increasing the risk of angina.

Anemia, in which there are not enough red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body, can also result in angina.

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