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What is microvascular angina?

Microvascular angina is a condition where small arteries in the heart start to narrow. It can cause chest pain since the arteries are now too narrow to carry enough oxygen-rich blood to the heart. This can cause shortness of breath which in turn can cause blood oxygen levels to drop and strain the heart.

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