Hypertension & Coronary Artery Disease Q 24 - Gyan Darpan : Learning Portal
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Tuesday 26 April 2022

Hypertension & Coronary Artery Disease Q 24

Which of the following types of pain is most characteristic of angina?
     A. Knifelike
     B. Sharp
     C. Shooting
     D. Tightness

Correct Answer: D. Tightness

The pain of angina usually ranges from a vague feeling of tightness to heavy, intense pain. Pain impulses originate in the most visceral muscles and may move to such areas as the chest, neck, and arms. Angina is chest pain or discomfort caused when the heart muscle doesn’t get enough oxygen-rich blood. It may feel like pressure or squeezing in the chest. The discomfort also can occur in the shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back. Angina pain may even feel like indigestion.

Option A: Stabbing pain involves an influx of pain all at one instant as if the client were being stabbed. If the client is experiencing knife-like, aching pain in the upper abdomen (between the ribcage) he may have an underlying heart issue. Indigestion may be the cause of this pain, but if it is accompanied by shortness of breath, it could be serious.
Option B: Chest pain is the most common symptom of pericarditis. It usually feels sharp or stabbing. However, some people have dull, achy, or pressure-like chest pain. The pain usually occurs behind the breastbone or on the left side of the chest.
Option C: Nerve pain often feels like a shooting, stabbing, or burning sensation. Sometimes it can be as sharp and sudden as an electric shock. People with neuropathic pain are often very sensitive to touch or cold and can experience pain as a result of stimuli that would not normally be painful, such as brushing the skin.

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