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Prinzmetal’s Variant Angina

Prinzmetal’s Variant Angina

September 2, 2016 @ 9:14 am
by Heart News 247

Prinzmetal's Variant Angina

Prinzmetal's or Prinzmetal angina (/ˈprɪntsmɛtəl/, sounds like "prints metal") (also known as variant angina, angina inversa, or coronary vessel spasm) is a syndrome typically consisting of angina (cardiac chest pain) at rest that occurs in cycles. It is caused by vasospasm, a narrowing of the coronary arteries caused by contraction of the smooth muscle tissue in the vessel walls rather than directly by atherosclerosis (buildup of fatty plaque and hardening of the arteries). It occurs more in younger women.

Prinzmetal's Variant Angina

Prinzmetal's Variant Angina

Prinzmetal's or Prinzmetal angina (/ˈprɪntsmɛtəl/, sounds like "prints metal") (also known as variant angina, angina inversa, or coronary vessel spasm) is a syndrome typically consisting of angina (cardiac chest pain) at rest that occurs in cycles. It is caused by vasospasm, a narrowing of the coronary arteries caused by contraction of the smooth muscle tissue in the vessel walls rather than directly by atherosclerosis (buildup of fatty plaque and hardening of the arteries). It occurs more in younger women.

Prinzmetal's Variant Angina
Prinzmetal's Variant Angina
Prinzmetal's Variant Angina
Prinzmetal's Variant Angina
Prinzmetal's Variant Angina

Prinzmetal's Variant Angina

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  • marge palmer
    December 10, 2013

    My dad had this. When his doctor told him it was angina, he got very upset
    about having a “woman’s disease”. He argued so much with the doctor that
    he had a minor heart attack in the doctor’s office.

  • salivastorm
    May 18, 2014

    You mentioned beta blockers are contraindicated, some literature mentions
    it’s use in atherosclerotic coronary stenosis. did you mean non selective
    beta blockers or they aren’t needed in a typical presentation of prinzmetal
    angina ? thanks.

    • jeremy jaramillo
      October 12, 2015

      They arent needed in pva only

  • wushufanatic
    December 16, 2014

    Pretty much read word for word from a research article titled “Prinzmetal’s
    Angina” published in the American Journal of Critical in the year 2004.
    Please cite your sources to give the correct people credit for their hard
    work.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15293589

    • HelpMeINeedDrB
      June 23, 2015

      +wushufanatic impressive detective skills

  • MultiMusik4
    May 22, 2015

    excellent!

  • alex ander
    April 3, 2016

    i have this.according to my doctor.besides from costochondritis.thanks for
    the video

  • Mike C
    June 5, 2016

    did you shoot this in the downstairs garage of the hospital?

    • DrER.tv
      June 10, 2016

      Actually in my home’s basement

  • Jenny Weyman
    June 28, 2016

    Thankyou, good succinct video. I have prinzmetal angina. For years I was
    getting jaw pain when I did the first ten minutes warmup at aquaerobics and
    didn’t realise it was actually heart problems. I went to ICU/CCU for 8 days
    with a tachyarrythmia, short of breath, hyper then hypo tensive, very
    unstable, in and out of LBBB and RBBB, no one knew really what was wrong.
    Troponin rise, D Dimer rise.Angiogram normal. No risk factors anyway. They
    tried betablocker then digoxin which both had big side effects for
    me.Finally the third cardiologist I saw got the diagnosis right. Small dose
    of verapamil has made a huge difference but it did take many months to get
    back to no breathlessness,. I am back at aqua-aerobics, walk regularly,
    ride my exercise bike. I still get some vasospasm with the aerobics for ten
    minutes but my heart rate stays normal.

    • DrER.tv
      June 28, 2016

      Thanks for sharing! Your experience would make for a great video!

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