- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: What Is Angina?
Provides a profile of angina pectoris, the chest pain or discomfort that occurs when your heart muscle does not get enough blood. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute describes the differences between stable, unstable, and variant angina, including information on signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and other names for angina.
- Wikipedia: Angina Pectoris
Provides a hyperlinked overview of angina pectoris -- chest pain due to oxygen shortage in the heart -- with information on pathophysiology, epidemiology, symptoms, and treatments.
- MedicineNet.com: Chest Pain Due to Angina and Other Causes
Contains an article on angina pectoris and the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for the chest discomfort that occurs when the heart muscle does not get enough blood oxygen.
- MedlinePlus: Angina
Encyclopedic reference page about angina pectoris, with common causes, considerations, alternative names, and illustrations of the heart.
- familydoctor.org: Angina and Heart Disease
Answers questions about angina pectoris and heart disease, including which tests do doctors perform during treatment, how can heart disease be prevented, and is surgery necessary?
- Lab Tests Online: Angina Pectoris
Presents information about the goal of testing for angina, which is to distinguish between chest pain that is not heart-related and that is due to a heart attack. Also defines angina pectoris and its symptoms, triggers, and treatments.
- Heart Attack and Angina
Describes the differences in symptoms between the two conditions and provides information on treatments for both heart attacks and angina pectoris. Published by the American Heart Association.
- MedlinePlus Interactive Tutorials: Angina
Contains multimedia tutorials using Flash that explain how and why angina pectoris occurs, and what you can do to prevent it. Also provides a text version in .pdf format.