Patients with angina can trust that The Christ Hospital Health Network offers the most advanced screening and treatment options delivered by a caring, highly skilled team of cardiologists. When you seek care at The Christ Hospital Health Network, you have access to leading-edge angina treatments, such as enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) and other therapies, based on your individual needs.

Angina is a type of chest pain or discomfort that occurs when the heart does not receive enough blood supply. It is often caused by coronary artery disease, though other conditions can cause angina as well.

Symptoms of angina include:

  • A feeling of indigestion or gas

  • Chest pain, pressure or tightness

  • Fatigue

  • Pain in jaw, arm, shoulder or back

  • Shortness of breath

If you experience angina, The Christ Hospital Health Network care team is here to help. Our doctors and medical staff will determine and treat the root cause of your angina using advanced diagnosis and treatment options tailored to your individual needs.

While angina is most often caused by coronary artery disease, it can also be caused by:

  • Abnormal heart rhythms

  • Anemia

  • Chronic total occusion

  • Heart failure

  • Heart valve disease

  • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)

Why choose The Christ Hospital Health Network

If you experience symptoms of angina, or if you've already been diagnosed, you'll find the care and support you need at The Christ Hospital Health Network, Greater Cincinnati's leader in cardiovascular care. The Christ Hospital continually researches new techniques for treating angina.


  • Top 50 heart hospital. The Christ Hospital has been named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery by HealthGrades and one of the World's Best Hospitals for Cardiology by Newsweek.

  • Specialized expertise. We offer the most extensive expertise across the spectrum of heart and vascular care. Our doctors are known leaders in cardiovascular care and are focused by specific conditions.

  • Treatment options. Our patients benefit from a wider range of personalized treatment options, such as EECP, than at many other hospitals. We take a progressive approach to chest pain management.

  • Clinical research.  Our doctors have developed many new techniques in cardiovascular medicine over the past 20 years. Patients have access to treatments not found at many other hospitals.

  • Heart and vascular support groups.  For patients with heart-related conditions, we offer education and support. We encourage you to share your experiences to learn how to live your healthiest life.

Call 513-792-7826 to schedule an appointment with an angina expert.