Last updated: May 16, 2008
At first, you're only likely to notice angina when you're exercising. The pain should ease quickly as you rest.
A heart that isn't getting enough blood is also not getting enough oxygen. For that reason, people with coronary artery disease may feel breathless and unusually tired. Of course, everyone gets breathless and tired sometimes.
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Male CAD risk
Men have another early warning system. Erectile dysfunction (ED)trouble achieving or keeping erectionsis extremely common in men with coronary artery disease. The arteries feeding the penis can clog just as surely as the arteries around the heart.
In addition to ED, you could also have clogging in other arteries (a process known as atherosclerosis). For example, blockages in the carotid artery of the neck can lead to strokes.