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Angina

  • By: Celina Martinez
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Angina is the term for the chest pain or discomfort that occurs when cardiac muscle does not receive adequate blood flow. This is usually caused by the buildup of fat and cholesterol within the coronary arteries, and can therefore be considered ...

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