Chest pain that occurs during physical exertion, a feeling of chest compresion
If the attacks of pain that occurs behind the breastbone, following strong physical or emotional stres, we are talking about the so-called angina, if the same thing is evident in the resting state, we are talking about the pain at rest.
The pain may radiate to the left arm, left shoulder blade and even left part of the mandible. Patients describe this pain is usually as a feeling
of compresion, presure in the chest (no accident earlier this disease was called “angina”, and the modern name roughly translated from Latin as “compresed heart”).
The pain usually goes away on its own after 5-10 minutes after exercise or after taking nitroglycerin or validol. If you do experience such symptoms should always consult with a cardiologist.
Usually to confirm the diagnosis the doctor asks to go electrocardiographic examinations, sometimes the ECG is removed in a state of increasing physical activity (usually it is either a cycle Ergometer or treadmill), and then prescribes a treatment.
The range of modern medicine allows us to live without this pain that significantly improves the quality of life. But to run your illnes is not worth it, because after this form of angina of coronary heart disease – myocardial infarction. Suffice it to say that this disease is among the leading causes of death and is treated not as an example harder than angina.