What is Angina? Angina is a, “Chest pain or pressure, lasting a matter of minutes, that may radiate into the neck or arms. A common symptom of coronary artery disease, angina occurs during periods of physical or emotional stress and is relieved by rest” (Topol, 309). Angina, also known as angina pectoris, is caused by a lack of oxygen to the heart; it most commonly affects men after the age of 30, and women after menopause. This research paper will discuss in depth, what angina is, how it affects the body, causes of angina, and treatments for this coronary artery disease.