Most people feel angina symptoms in the chest. The most common symptom is chest pain or pressure, or a strange feeling in the chest. But you might feel symptoms in other parts of your body. Some people feel pain, pressure, or a strange feeling in the back, neck, jaw, or upper belly, or in one or both shoulders or arms.
Other symptoms of angina include shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, light-headedness or sudden weakness, or a fast or irregular heartbeat.
Women are somewhat more likely than men to have other symptoms like shortness of breath, nausea, and back or jaw pain.
Current as ofJuly 22, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff Rakesh K. Pai, MD - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Medical Review:Rakesh K. Pai, MD - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology