Angina pectoris: Chest pain that is typically severe and crushing with a feeling just behind the breastbone (the sternum) of pressure and suffocation, due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle. The term "angina pectoris" comes from the Latin "angere" meaning "to choke or throttle" + "pectus" meaning "chest". Angina pectoris was first described by the English physician William Heberden (1710-1801) and may be referred to simply as angina.
Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( pÄ•k ' tÉ™r-Äs ) n. Severe paroxysmal pain in the chest associated with an insufficient supply of blood to the heart ...
Medical Author: John P. Cunha, DO Medical Editor: Daniel Lee Kulick, MD, FACC, FSCAI and Melissa Conrad StÃ¶ppler, MD. Angina Pectoris Overview; Angina Pectoris Causes
What is angina pectoris? Angina Pectoris is recurring acute chest pain or discomfort resulting from decreased blood supply to the heart muscle(myocardial ischemia).
Angina pectoris is the result of myocardial ischemia caused by an imbalance between myocardial blood supply and oxygen demand.
Overview of angina pectoris, chest pain that is usually a symptom of myocardial ischemia