What are the risks of having angina?

Angina can have serious risks. If you do not get treatment, your angina may become worse. You may have a heart attack or even die. Following your doctor's advice decreases these risks. With treatment, you may decrease your pain and have a more normal lifestyle. Call your healthcare provider if you are worried or have questions about your medicine or care.

If you are taking nitroglycerin medicine, you should not take certain drugs. Some drugs used to treat certain sexual or impotence problems may interact with your nitroglycerin. Ask your doctor if any of your medicines contain nitroglycerin.

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