I work out regularly six times a week, but suffer from
exercise-induced angina and what my doctor calls a vascular
problem. If I start exercising without first warming up, my chest
starts to feel “tight” before I’ve walked 100 yards. The same
thing happens if I start walking after being seated for a while,
such as when I walk to the baggage claim area to get my luggage
after getting off a plane. If I warm up properly, though, I can
walk for several miles at a pretty fast pace without any chest
pain. Can you explain what is going on?
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