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What May Trigger Chest Pain?
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Thu, 8/05/2010 12:51 PM

(HealthDay News) -- Angina is the term for chest pain that occurs when a portion of the heart isn't getting enough oxygenated blood.

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says the following triggers may be behind angina pain:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • A blood clot
  • Extremely hot or cold weather
  • Emotional stress
  • Smoking or using cocaine
  • Medications that cause narrowing of the blood vessels
  • Insufficient blood flow to the small arteries feeding the heart

Learn more about about chest pain by asking your doctor. Find a cardiologist in Memphis using our physician locator or call 888.777.5959.

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