What actually causes the pain in angina?

The pain is angina is due to which inflammatory mediator?

Authored By alex bwn on Tuesday 28th January 2014

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Tanguy Lafont
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Medical Student - St. Georges University, London
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Posted over 5 years ago

In angina pectoris, the blood supply to the heart is reduced due to the narrowing of the coronary arteries, for example by an atheromatous plaque.
At rest, this is usually compensated by vasodilatation distal to the narrowing. During exercise, howe

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Andre Freire
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Posted over 5 years ago

As per Robin's and Coltran, "This is paroxysmal substernal pain; ischemia duration and severity are not sufficient to cause infarction. Three patterns are recognized based on etiology:

  • Stable angina reliably occurs with the same
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Andre Freire
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Posted over 5 years ago

I'm sorry I just re-read the question. Whoever referred to reactive hyperemia as the cause for Angina is right. The Ischemic change results in buildup of ROS and subsequent PGE2. Its not to hard to imagine that administering COX blocker would reduc

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SweetDoctor Hulish
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Posted over 5 years ago

Lactic acid causes the pain in angina

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