coronary spasm


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coronary spasm

Muscular closure of the coronary arteries, causing angina, ischemia, or myocardial infarction.
See: variant angina
See also: spasm
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Precipitating factors contributing to the onset of angina Prinzmetal are greatly varied even for the same patient: physical and mental stress, alcohol, hyperventilation, deficiency in magnesium, Valsalva maneuver and the administration of pharmacological agents being known to determine coronary spasm (Hung MY 2013; Hung MJ 2014).
Among the 17 patients with an alternative diagnosis other than STEMI, seven of them were diagnosed with coronary spasm, six with peri-myocarditis, three with the apical ballooning syndrome and one with anaphylactic shock [Figure 2].
4,8) The difference in the prognosis of patients who present with coronary spasm with and without fixed stenosis has been previously described.
5) documented 18 published reports, with a total of 34 patients, of angina pectoris associated with coronary spasm due to thyrotoxicosis, that have been confirmed angiographically since 1979.
1) Furthermore, in the title and in the text we simply stated that myocardial infarction occurred after Taser exposure, which is factually correct, and nowhere did we say that Taser exposure caused coronary spasm.
In the case, there are several troubles for the correct diagnosis due to lack of three testing and analysis: testing coronary spasm, endomyocardial biopsy and electrophysiological study.
Tako-tsubo-like left ventricular dysfunction due to multivessel coronary spasm.
beta]-Blockers should not be given in STEMI precipitated by cocaine use, because it may exacerbate coronary spasm.
A problem of oxygen supply and demand, such as coronary spasm, coronary embolism, arrhythmia, anemia, or hypotension.
Also, some people with angina and normal angiograms can have coronary spasm, or intermittent narrowing.
Associations between this variant and coronary spasm, CAD, and acute myocardial infarction have been reported, but data on its relationship with disease severity are lacking (17,18).