Angina, or chest pain, develops when arteries are clogged with high cholesterol, resulting in reduced blood flow to the heart. It affects more than three million individuals every year and is a symptom of coronary artery disease. Angina symptoms may include heaviness, squeezing, pressure, pain or tightness in the chest. The pain may also spread to the shoulders, arms, and neck. It may need to be treated by medication, or angioplasty, which is a surgical operation that unclogs blood vessels.
Next, explore another scary long-term effect of high cholesterol.