BEING AWARE: A male aged 45 years and above who has multiple risk factors and recurrent exertional chest pain should seek medical advice. For post-menopausal women with multiple risk factors and typical angina, medical advice should similarly be sought.
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When chest pain becomes a worry
Those who have risk factors for heart disease should promptly consult their doctors on the most appropriate treatment
Medical Director, MWH Heart Stroke and Cancer Centre, MBBS, MRCP (UK), M Med (Int Med), FAMS (Cardiology), FRCP (Edin)
MR A and Mr B both had chest pain but had different outcomes. When does one need to worry about the chest pain that one has been feeling over the last few days? The characteristics of typical angina (chest pain due to significant heart artery disease) are: