What does angina attack feel like?

Medically Reviewed by Checkmark Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Sravanthi Sunkaraneni

People with angina pain often feel squeezing, pressure, heaviness or tightness. This is followed by pressing and crushing pain in the chest under the breastbone. It feels like a heavy weight on the chest. People going through angina can also experience pain in the upper back, neck, ear lobes or both arms. There can also be associated shortness of breath, fatigue and weakness. Other symptoms that occur with angina include aching or burning sensation, discomfort, dizziness, fatigue, fullness in the chest, upset stomach, vomiting, sweating, etc.

Though these are a broad list of symptoms that can happen to you during an angina attack, it may vary from person to person. Also, the symptoms of angina can be very similar to symptoms of a heart attack, and it is often difficult for a patient to differentiate between the two. If you experience any pain in your chest and around your heart, you must consult a doctor immediately rather than trying to self-diagnose.

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