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What are the complications of angina?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The main complication of angina is heart attack. All types of angina can lead to heart attack if left untreated, although unstable angina and variant angina may be more likely to result in a heart attack. The symptoms of heart attack include pressure or pain in the chest, arm, shoulder, or jaw; nausea; sweating; and feeling short of breath.

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