Toni Braxton’s Microvascular Angina: Questions and Answers

Many music fans and TV watchers were surprised to learn that 40-year-old singer Toni Braxton, a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” has a heart condition called microvascular angina. What exactly is this condition, how common is it, and what is the prognosis for sufferers like Braxton? WebMD has a good Q&A article on Toni Braxton’s microvascular angina, which is also known as cardiac syndrome X.

Braxton has had cardiac problems before; in 2004 she came down with a case of pericarditis, an inflammation of the pericardium, the membrane that surrounds the heart. Does this previous problem have anything to do with her current bout of microvascular angina? WebMD asked that question, too, in its article.

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