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AAT; alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor; alpha-1 related emphysema; genetic emphysema; hereditary pulmonary emphysema; inherit... 

 

Alpha-1 is an inherited disorder that may result in you developing a serious lung/ liver disease and passing the defective AAT gene onto your children. An estimated 100,000 people in the U.S. and a similar number in Europe are estimated to have the severe deficiency. In normal individuals large amounts of alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is made in the liver and released into the blood. In AAT deficient individuals, the AAT made in the liver cannot be fully released into the blood.

Angina is chest pain or discomfort that occurs when your heart muscle does not get enough blood. Angina may feel like pressure or a squeezing pain in your chest. The pain may also occur in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back. It may also feel like indigestion. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease. CAD occurs when plaque builds up in the coronary arteries. This buildup of plaque is called atherosclerosis. As plaque builds up, the coronar...


Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency as related to Angina