Angina (sometimes called angina pectoris) occurs when your heart doesn't get as much blood and oxygen as it needs because of a blockage of one or more of the heart's arteries (coronary arteries). This blockage causes pain in the chest. People who have angina describe the pain as a squeezing, suffocating or burning feeling.

For more information about angina check out the following websites:

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

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