Overview of Angina
Angina is a warning that the heart muscle is not getting enough oxygen-rich blood. Angina is a painful or tight feeling in or near your chest. There are two kinds of angina: stable and unstable. Stable angina occurs at predictable times and can often be managed. Unstable angina does not occur at predictable times and it may not respond to the usual forms of treatment for angina.
Because unstable angina can lead to a heart attack, it is viewed as an emergency. If you are having symptoms of unstable angina, you should call 911 immediately. There are several treatment plans for angina. Ask your Baylor Scott & White Health team questions you may have about your options.
Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of angina and personal preferences. Options may include: