Below is information from the Heart Foundation NZ website that explains the difference.
Angina happens when your heart isn’t getting enough blood, usually because of narrowed coronary arteries. Your heart may try to improve its blood supply by beating harder and faster. This causes symptoms of angina and is a sign that your heart needs to rest.
The key difference between angina and a heart attack is that angina is the result of narrowed (rather than blocked) coronary arteries. This is why, unlike a heart attack, angina does not cause permanent heart damage.
Some people experience episodes of angina before having a heart attack and may continue to experience it afterwards. Other people never experience angina before or after a heart attack.
As the symptoms for both can be very similar remember – IF IN DOUBT, CALL THEM OUT (Call 111)
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