Which angina is not relieved by nitroglycerin?
Stable angina (angina pectoris) can be managed with medication and lifestyle changes. Unstable angina may not respond to rest or nitroglycerin. It needs urgent attention. Usually lasts 5 minutes; rarely more than 15 minutes.
Is unstable angina easily relieved?
Symptoms of Unstable Angina May last longer than stable angina. Rest or medicine usually do not help relieve it.
Which angina is relieved by rest?
People with angina pectoris or sometimes referred to as stable angina have episodes of chest pain. The discomfort that are usually predictable and manageable. You might experience it while running or if you’re dealing with stress. Normally this type of chest discomfort is relieved with rest, nitroglycerin or both.
In which type of angina is pain relieved by rest or nitrates and symptoms are consistent?
Pain from stable angina: Most often comes on with activity or stress. Lasts an average of 1 to 15 minutes. Is relieved with rest or a medicine called nitroglycerin.
What are the differences between stable and unstable angina?
• Stable angina occurs with exertion while unstable angina comes on while the patient is at rest. • Stable angina occurs because the blood going to the heart muscle is not enough to cover for the extra workload in exercise. Unstable angina occurs because a blood clot blocks an artery supplying the heart muscle.
What is the initial treatment for unstable angina?
High-risk unstable angina requires hospitalization and continuous EKG monitoring in a coronary care unit (CCU). Initial treatment includes bedrest, oxygen, anti-platelet drugs, heparin (a blood thinner), and antianginal medications.
What causes unstable angina?
The principal cause of unstable angina is coronary heart disease caused by a buildup of plaque along the walls of your arteries. The plaque causes your arteries to narrow and become rigid. This reduces the blood flow to your heart muscle.
What are the differential diagnoses for unstable angina?
acute myocarditis and right ventricular strain due to severe pulmonary hypertension)