Prinzmetal angina

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Prinz·met·al an·gi·na

(prinz'met-ăl),
a form of angina pectoris, characterized by pain that is not precipitated by cardiac work, is of longer duration, is usually more severe, and is associated with unusual electrocardiographic manifestations including elevated ST segments in leads that usually show such elevation during acute coronary thrombosis occurring at night in bed.

Prinz·met·al an·gi·na

(prints'met-ăl an'ji-nă)
A form of angina pectoris that is characterized by pain that is not precipitated by cardiac work, is of longer duration, is usually more severe, and is associated with unusual electrocardiographic manifestations including elevated ST segments in leads that are ordinarily depressed in typical angina, and usually without reciprocal ST changes; occurring at night in bed in electrocardiographic leads in which ST segment depression occurs in typical angina. Treatment includes nitroglycerine or beta-blocker medications.
Synonym(s): angina inversa, variant angina pectoris, variant angina.

Prinzmetal angina

(prins'met?al)
[Myron Prinzmetal, U.S. cardiologist, 1908-1987]
Variant angina (under angina).

Prinzmetal,

Myron, U.S. cardiologist, 1908-1994.
Prinzmetal angina - a form of angina pectoris. Synonym(s): angina inversa; variant angina pectoris
Prinzmetal II syndrome - precordial anginal attacks. Synonym(s): angina pectoris variant