It might be a circulatory system problem A incident happened when I got on the train in a hurry in the morning in late December. Suddenly, I felt difficulty to breath and felt strongly sick. A cold sweat flowed. In a few minutes, my health condition recovered. I thought it's a temporary bad condition and did't care about it. however, the same situation happened again . It was the day of my first business work of the year, January 5. So I saw a doctor at a nearby general hospital in January 8. The doctor said it might be angina pectoris- a heart disease. To probe the disease possibility, I took several test, such as brood test, electrocardiogram, urine test, taking a X-ray of my heart. The ultrasound scan test of my heart will be performed January 16 and the doctor's judgement of my symptom will be held Jan, 21. I hope my symptom would not be serious disease and recover by medicine or healthy daily life activities. I checked the angina pectoris(アンジャイナ:狭心症) through the internet. What is angina pectoris? Heart muscle falls into lack of oxygen by blocking the bloodstream of the coronary arteries which are nourishment blood vessels of the heart. In many cases, it is caused by the fact that there is narrowing of the coronary arteries because  the said arteries harden,  affecting the bloodstream flow. Symptom There is a feeling of pressure on  the central part of the chest that  happens at times when one is being awfully excited, like when running fast and climbing stairs and slopes .This symptom will disappear after resting a little. What does a cure for angina include? It is still impossible at present to cure arteriosclerosis(hardening of the arteries).Therefore it becomes the main premise of the treatment to make efforts so that the hardening of the arteries will no longer worsen in the future. So, high blood pressure, excessive fat in blood, diabetes must be treated, and it is also important to reduce "risk factors" such as smoking and gaining weight.  If the situation got worse, Balloon catheter operation is available. The operation uses a thin tube which is inserted from the crotch(the root of foot) and this expands the narrow arteries like a balloon sending air. Related key word 狭心症 angina pectoris   発音:angína péc・to・ris 虚血性心疾患ischaemic heart disease 循環器疾患 Cardiovascular Disease 心疾患 Heart Disease 心筋虚血 Myocardial Ischemia 急性冠症候群 Acute Coronary Syndrome 狭心症 Angina Pectoris + 冠疾患 Coronary Disease + 心筋梗塞 Myocardial Infarction + 心筋再灌流傷害 Myocardial Reperfusion Injury 心筋気絶 Myocardial Stunning 循環器疾患 Cardiovascular Disease 血管病 Vascular Disease 心筋虚血 Myocardial Ischemia 急性冠症候群 Acute Coronary Syndrome 狭心症 Angina Pectoris + 冠疾患 Coronary Disease + 心筋梗塞 Myocardial Infarction + 心筋再灌流傷害 Myocardial Reperfusion Injury 心筋気絶 Myocardial Stunning The picture is Ida general hospital .   The hospital is located near my house and now has been  renovated. 2012-06-29 09.14.18