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angina pectoris


Definition: severe constricting pain or sensation of pressure in the chest, often radiating from the precordium to a shoulder (usually left) and down the arm, resulting from ischemia of the heart muscle usually caused by coronary disease.

Synonym(s): breast pang, coronarism2, Heberden angina, Rougnon-Heberden disease, stenocardia

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