Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Angina Pectoris

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_221

Definition

Severe chest discomfort usually caused by inadequate blood flow through the blood vessels of the heart as a result of cardiac disease resulting in myocardial ischemia (inadequate oxygen supply to the heart). It is often treated by medical means or by surgical or angioplastic revascularization. It is rarely treated by spinal cord stimulation. Angina is often accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating, nausea and dizziness.

 Pain Treatment, Spinal Cord Stimulation

 Spinothalamic Tract Neurons, Visceral Input

 Thalamus

 Thalamus and Visceral Pain Processing (Human Imaging)

 Thalamus, Clinical Visceral Pain, Human Imaging

 Visceral Pain Model, Angina Pain

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