If you have heart disease, speak with your doctor before you start an exercise program.
Angina is symptoms that occur when your heart does not get enough oxygen. Symptoms of angina include:
- chest pain
- chest tightness
- arm pain
- jaw pain
- back pain between your shoulders
- shortness of breath
Stable angina is angina symptoms at a known intensity level of exercise.
- Keep your exercise below this level to avoid angina symptoms.
- Talk to your exercise team about the right level of exercise for you.
- Have your nitroglycerine with you while you exercise.
- Know what to do if you have angina symptoms while exercising.
- Slow your exercise pace and stop exercising.
- Take your angina medicine as prescribed.
If your symptoms do not resolve, get immediate medical attention. If you live in Ontario, call 911.
Visit the Cardiac College™ website for more detailed information about heart disease »