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Should I talk to my doctor about my angina symptoms?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you have not been diagnosed with angina, and you have chest pain or a feeling of pressure in your chest, you should see a doctor immediately. Chest pain can be a symptom of a heart attack, a medical emergency. In addition, if you have coronary artery disease and experience stable angina regularly, but your symptoms change (for example, become more severe or last longer), you should seek medical attention right away. Any change from your normal pattern of stable angina may signal that a heart attack is imminent.

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