Classification of angina on the basis of severity
There are three forms of angina. The most common is the stable angina. If a person does not treat stable angina that condition may become unstable angina. The third form of angina is the one that occurs the least and is known as variant angina or Prinzmetal’s angina.
- Stable angina
A person with this form of angina will experience pain and discomfort in situations when he or she is participating in some excessive exertion and stress which need more than usual blood flow in the heart.
- Unstable angina
Unlike stable angina where the pain is expected in some situations, the pain and discomfort of unstable angina occurs all of a sudden. A person may even experience pain and discomfort while resting. In some cases, unstable angina is a symptom of a heart attack.
- Variant angina
This angina form is quite rare and is usually seen in people with cardiovascular problems. Most often, the attacks of variant angina happen at night.
Symptoms of angina in men
These symptoms are pretty similar to those of a heart attack. It is important that a person gets to know the symptoms of angina.
Some of the most common symptoms that happen to men are chest pain, heaviness, sweating, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, problems with breathing, burning sensation in the chest and tightness in the middle portion of the chest. Apart from these, a person may experience pain that spreads down the arms, neck and shoulder, rapid heartbeat, belching, restlessness and suffocation.
Treatment for angina pectoris
A person who thinks he or she is suffering from angina should talk to the doctor as soon as possible. Certain tests will then be performed in order for the angina to be confirmed. The reports will determine the kind of medication a person will be prescribed with. In some cases, surgery is an option.