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group of symptoms heralding angina pectoris that does not include chest pain (for example, dyspnea, diaphoresis, profuse vomiting in a diabetic patient, or arm or jaw pain).
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anginal equivalentCardiology A general term for Sx of myocardial ischemia other than angina per se–eg, SOB, faintness, fatigue, belching. See Angina.
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The occasional idiosyncratic signs and symptoms that patients may experience during coronary ischemia or myocardial infarction. The most common signs are breathlessness, isolated pain in the arm, neck, jaw, or shoulder, sweating, syncope, or nausea and vomiting. Patients may also be anxious and an elevated heart rate or palpitations. Older patients may show changes in mental status. Older patients and women are more likely than men to have atypical signs and symptoms of coronary ischemia.
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