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Angina is chest pain or discomfort
that occurs when your heart muscle does not get enough blood. Angina may feel like pressure or a squeezing pain in your chest. The pain
may also occur in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back. It may
also feel like indigestion.
Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most
common type of heart disease. CAD occurs when plaque builds up in
the coronary arteries. This buildup of plaque is called atherosclerosis.
As plaque builds up, the coronary arteries become narrow and stiff.
Blood flow to the heart is reduced. This decreases the oxygen supply
to the heart muscle.
#Amyl nitrite [Aml-n]
In acute attacks of this disease Amyl nitrite is usually the remedy
given, and it is given by olfaction of the crude substance, Its
action is to produces a speedy dilation of the capillaries in the
upper part of the body, the face becomes flushed, the heart's action
is rapid and tumultuous, there is a feeling as of a band around
the head, constriction about the heart and oppressed breathing.
It is very useful in relieving the paroxysm, and if the symptoms
correspond it will be found useful at other times. Aconite is especially
useful during a attack of vaso-motor angina from exposures to cold,
with intense anxiety. Coldness pain radiating from head in all directions,
with numbness, tingling, paraesthesia.
or Nitro glycerine is a very similar remedy. It has been proved
and its action is fairly well known. Its grand characteristic is
throbbing all over the body in every vessel, a feeling of fulness
in region of heart, and perhaps sharp pains radiating in all directions
from heart, labored breathing, and fluttering of the heart, it feels
contracted. Arsenicum has also proved useful especially in preventing
Sudden, terrible pain in the left breast, radiating over the heart
and down left arm, despondent and fearful of death. Use tincture
in water, frequent doses.
Has pains radiating all over the chest and a sensation as if the
left arm were bound to the side The patient may become unconscious;us,
the heart's action suddenly ceases, there is a sense of impending
suffocation,l and the pulse is weak and feeble. Kalmia has shooting
pains above the heart to the scapula, anguish about heart, pressure
form epigastrium to heart. Kali carbonicum has stitches from heart
to scapula and there is great weakness. Magnesia phosphorica 6x
in hot water will frequently greatly relieve the paroxysms of angina
and lessen their duration. It has contraction of the chest with
pains radiating from the heart in all directions. Aurum produces
a pressure on sternum as from a heavy weight.
Is a useful remedy in anguishing substernal pain which radiates
to neck and arms, irregular pulse, tendency to syncope, palpitation
and sharp stitches in heart, pulse weak and irregular, or full and
bounding with aggravation from the least motion. Cuprum has a slow
pulse, and clinically it has proved useful in angina, where there
is an uneasy feeling about the heart. In cases ;of "tobacco
heart," or uneasy pains about the heart due to tobacco, Nux
vomica, Staphisagria and Tabacum have proved useful. Tabacum 3x
has cured cases of angina pectoris in patients with arterio-sclerosis.
Especially useful in anginas caused by tobacco also in the intermittent
hearts of the aged. If organic disease of the heat be present as
a cause of the angina, Cactus may be the remedy when the grasp of
the "iron hand" is present. Arnica has a sudden pain in
the heart as if squeezed and pain in left arm and left arm and left
chest. If the sore, bruised feeling be present the choice is easy.
An other remedy to be thought of in tobacco heart is Kalmia. a numbness
of the right hand and arm should suggest Lilium, which is an excellent
remedy in heart troubles. Latrodectus mactans deserves to be studied,
as it has worked well in many cases.