If you've never experienced symptoms of angina, it's advisable to contact your healthcare provider, especially if you're unsure about the symptoms or the necessary actions to take.
If you've previously had angina, you might not need to seek medical care if the symptoms remain consistent with your past experiences.
If you've had angina before, it's essential to go to the nearest hospital emergency department if any of the following situations occur:
Any of these situations may constitute a medical emergency, necessitating a visit to the hospital emergency department.
If you believe you have risk factors for angina but no symptoms, contact a healthcare provider to arrange an evaluation in their office. Don't wait for symptoms to manifest.
If you experience angina symptoms, cease any activity that triggers them and call 911 immediately. Swift intervention and assistance offer the best chance of survival if you're having a heart attack or another critical issue.
If you've had angina before and received guidance from a healthcare provider, follow their recommendations.
If you have stable angina, regular visits to your healthcare provider are necessary to monitor angina episodes and assess the reduction of risk factors.
Your healthcare provider will periodically evaluate your heart function and assess the underlying disease. These evaluations may include the following tests: