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Angina, also called angina pectoris, is a recurring discomfort or pain in the chest that occurs when an inadequate supply of blood reaches the heart muscle. Angina is not a heart attack, though the symptoms are similar. It is a warning sign of a more serious condition, usually coronary artery disease.
Angina currently affects more than 10 million Americans, with 350,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Although it most commonly affects males who are middle-aged or older, angina can occur in both sexes and all age groups.
Our physicians work every day to advance the state of knowledge in cardiovascular medicine.
New screening techniques are helping doctors diagnose chest pain.
The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease takes a multidisciplinary approach to helping you prevent heart disease and stroke—and that includes getting your cholesterol in check.