Angina question

Specialties Cardiac


I hope this isn't a silly question: how do you pronounce angina? Do you say "ann GI (long I) na" or "ANN guh nuh" ???? Or some other way? Thanks.

toronto rn

91 Posts

we pronounce it an gi (long i) a here


624 Posts

Specializes in ICU/CCU (PCCN); Heme/Onc/BMT.


I hear it pronounced both ways all the time! :)



25 Posts

Thanks. I live in the south and sometimes the southern accents have a way of twisting words around(!). Don't you know I teach a class on ANN- GI- NA/ s/sx of MI :) so wanted to make sure I was saying it right. (I've been pronouncing both ways to make everyone happy, lol)

Actually, with patients, I end up just saying good old fashioned CHEST PAIN. Works for me :)

gwenith, BSN, RN

3,755 Posts

Specializes in ICU.

Since we Australians don't have an accent I can say with authority that it is Ann-jeye-nah :roll


126 Posts

Depends on were you live. Both ways are correct, just like I say tamata you say tomato


7 Posts

Webster's dictionary lists both as correct.

nursej22, MSN, RN

3,513 Posts

Specializes in Public Health, TB.

Ever since I heard the following joke I say "ANN guh nuh."

Two 80 year-olds on their honeymoon:

Bride: Dear, you need to know I have acute angina.

Groom: Sweetheart, I think all of you is cute.

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