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What increases my risk for microvascular angina?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Things that increase the risk for microvascular angina are many of the same things that are risk factors for other common types of coronary heart disease. These risks include smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Women have a higher risk of getting microvascular angina than men. Menopause and low estrogen levels are thought to play a part in increasing that risk.

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