Chest Pain Does Not Always Mean Blocked Arteries

Microvascular disease may be the culprit


If you have been experiencing chest pain, but your doctors have not been able to find the cause, you are not alone. In about half of people with angina who undergo cardiac catheterization, no blocked coronary arteries are found. These individuals are likely to be women, often middle-aged, with risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). Yet their arteries look clean, so they are sent home with no explanation for their symptoms.

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