Ch 4: Recognizing & Treating Angina

About This Chapter

Come to a deeper understanding of angina in all of its forms by working through the lessons in this chapter. You can use these lessons to improve your performance in school, as an additional resource, or simply for your own information.

Recognizing & Treating Angina - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter address the causal factors, treatment and symptoms of several kinds of angina. You will study what makes stable angina different from unstable angina, what Ludwig's angina is, and other important facts. These lessons are short, lasting little more than five to ten minutes, but they are informative and interesting. Easy online access allows you to study whenever you like, and our instructors are here to help you whenever you have questions. The lessons cover these topics:

  • Overview of the types of angina
  • Difference between stable and unstable angina, definition and treatment of each
  • Definition, causes, symptoms, and treatment of Prinzmetal's angina
  • Symptoms and treatment of microvascular angina
  • Treatment, definition and symptoms of abdominal and Ludwig's angina

13 Lessons in Chapter 4: Recognizing & Treating Angina
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Types of Angina: Stable, Unstable & Prinzmetal's

1. Types of Angina: Stable, Unstable & Prinzmetal's

Today we will learn what angina is and discuss the three different types of angina: stable, unstable, and Prinzmetal's. We will learn how to tell the three apart as well as how to treat each type.

Stable vs. Unstable Angina

2. Stable vs. Unstable Angina

In this lesson, we will define stable angina and unstable angina. We will review the symptoms of both and how to differentiate between them. We will also review what causes angina.

Stable Angina: Definition & Treatment

3. Stable Angina: Definition & Treatment

In this lesson we will map out the basic characteristics and treatments of stable angina. There are many forms of angina that are classified in the medical community, but stable angina is the most common form of this condition.

What is Unstable Angina?

4. What is Unstable Angina?

This lesson will define unstable angina and some of the possible causes. We will also explore some of the common symptoms associated and review some of the more common up-to-date treatments.

Unstable Angina: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

5. Unstable Angina: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

This lesson is going to describe, in detail, exactly what unstable angina is, what signs and symptoms it may manifest itself with, as well as the potential ways by which it may be diagnosed and treated.

Prinzmetal's Angina: Symptoms & Treatment

6. Prinzmetal's Angina: Symptoms & Treatment

Prinzmetal's angina is a type of angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery spasms. The primary symptom is extreme pain, and in this lesson we'll take a look at other possible symptoms as well as treatment options.

Prinzmetal's Angina: Definition & Causes

7. Prinzmetal's Angina: Definition & Causes

Prinzmetal's angina is a rare type of angina caused by coronary artery spasms. In this lesson, we'll learn about the condition as well as the underlying causes leading to a coronary artery spasm.

Prinzmetal's Angina: Prognosis & Medication

8. Prinzmetal's Angina: Prognosis & Medication

Prinzmetal's angina is a rare form of angina (extreme chest pain) that is usually successfully managed with medication. Complications arise when other forms of cardiovascular disease are present. Let's discuss how Prinzmetal's angina can be managed through medication and the prognosis for people with this condition.

Microvascular Angina: Symptoms & Treatment

9. Microvascular Angina: Symptoms & Treatment

Microvascular angina is characterized by pain in the chest due to insufficient delivery of oxygen-rich blood to the heart because of abnormalities in the smallest coronary arteries. This lesson will specifically cover symptoms and treatments for this condition.

Abdominal Angina: Definition & Symptoms

10. Abdominal Angina: Definition & Symptoms

Abdominal angina is a fancy term for stomach pain after eating. In this lesson, we'll take a closer look at why abdominal angina happens, the different types that exist, and what symptoms develop.

Ludwig's Angina: Treatment & Symptoms

11. Ludwig's Angina: Treatment & Symptoms

Ludwig's angina is a very serious condition that can affect a patient's ability to breathe. Let's review the symptoms as well as the treatment of this emergency medical condition.

Angina vs. Myocardial Infarction

12. Angina vs. Myocardial Infarction

The heart is the pump of the body and is essential for life. Unfortunately the pump can be damaged. In this lesson we will learn about angina and myocardial infarctions.

Myocardial Bridge: Symptoms & Treatment

13. Myocardial Bridge: Symptoms & Treatment

We are going to discuss a condition that can occur in the heart known as a myocardial bridge. The symptoms and treatments for this condition will be explained in this lesson.

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