Treating Chest Pain (Angina)
When you’re a patient at Providence, we help you feel better today and reduce your risk of more serious disease tomorrow. We work with you to create a personalized plan to treat your angina. This plan includes everything from diagnosis and treatment to the post-care support you need to feel your best. The result is compassionate, whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit.
Why Choose Us for Angina Care?
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More About Angina
Angina is tightness, pressure or pain in the chest. It’s caused when the heart muscle isn’t getting enough oxygen-saturated blood. This chest pain is a symptom of coronary artery disease and may indicate a blockage in your heart. Angina can be a warning sign that you may be at increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Though all chest pain should be taken seriously, there are other, non-cardiac sources of chest pain that might include digestive issues, muscle tears, chest and lung injuries, or panic attacks.
Testing and Diagnostics
Your heart care team uses many different methods to find out which therapies work best for you. They look at your symptoms, other medical conditions and overall health. They use the most advanced diagnostics to evaluate your condition. Depending on your case, this may include one or more of the following:
- Blood test
- Calcium scan
- Chest X-ray
- CT imaging
- CT angiography, coronary CT angiography
- Diagnostic heart catheterization
- Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)
- Exercise stress test/treadmill stress test
- Fractional flow reserve
- MRI (cardiac)
- Nuclear stress test/myocardial perfusion imaging
- PET scan
- Pharmacological stress test
Personalized Treatment for Angina
We know that no two patients are the same. This is why your care team works with you to design an individualized treatment plan based specifically on your heart condition and your personal needs. Every treatment plan includes lifestyle changes to support your recovery and long-term heart health.
Your care plan may include one or more of the following therapies:
- Chronic total occlusion treatment (CTO)
- Circulatory support for cardiogenic shock
- Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
- Coronary atherectomy
- Coronary stents
- Coronary unroofing
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
- Prescription medications
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