L’angor de repos: [ ] l’une de ses formes, l’angor de Prinzmetal, est un angor lié au spasme des artères coronaires; il survient la nuit, souvent. Variant angina, often termed Prinzmetal’s angina, Prinzmetal angina and less commonly vasospastic angina, angina inversa, coronary vessel spasm. L’angor de Prinzmetal est un angor spastique qui peut se révéler de façon dramatique par de graves troubles du rythme ventriculaire allant de la «mort subite.

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It usually occurs spontaneously, and unlike typical angina, it nearly always occurs when a person is at rest and does not require physical exertion.

An update on spontaneous coronary artery dissection, vasospastic angina and coronary microvascular dysfunction”. In which subject field? Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions. Molecular, clinical and imaging aspects”. Association between cardiac arrest due to coronary-artery spam and the characteristics of life-threatening ventricular arrythmias are studied. These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term “Vasospastic Angina.

This variant angina differed from the classical angina described by Dr. Patients should address specific medical concerns with their physicians. Current Understanding and the Role of Inflammation”.

Register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles Access PDFs of free articles Manage your interests Save searches and receive search alerts. It is caused by vasospasma narrowing of the coronary arteries due to contraction of the smooth muscle tissue in the vessel walls. Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience. D ICD – Treatment of associated coronary atherosclerosis in elderly patients with PVA is advised.


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FAQ Frequently asked questions Display options. This contrasts with classical angina which is due to the permanent occlusion of these vessels by atherosclerosis i. Seven major factors i. If these individuals have significant permanent occlusion of their coronary arteries, they may benefit by stenting their occluded arteries.

lrinzmetal A review of the accessible literature shows that at least cases have been reported. An International Journal of Pathology. Coronary Artery Vasospasm C From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In all of these emergency cases, percutaneous coronary intervention to stent areas where coronary arteries evidence spasm is only useful in individuals who have concomitant coronary atherosclerosis on coronary angiogram.

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Angina pectoris Prinzmetal’s angina Stable angina Acute coronary syndrome Myocardial infarction Unstable angina. Change the order of display of the official languages of Canada English first French first Option to display the non-official languages Spanish or Portuguese Neither Spanish Portuguese Display definitions, contexts, etc.

Treatment of the Kounis syndrome very much differs from that for variant angina. The most sensitive and specific test for PVA is the administration of ergonovine intravenously. Create a free personal account to access your subscriptions, sign up for alerts, and more.


The prognosis is good when there is no significant coronary artery stenosis. They last minutes to hours, often with a predictable daily pattern, and show a pathognomonic ECG consisting of ST segment elevation rather than depression during the attack, in the leads facing the region of myocardial ischemia.

Bypass Surgery for Prinzmetal Angina

Retrieved 2 April Prevention of vasospasm Complications Resources References Extra: Long-acting nitroglycerins such as isosorbide dinitrate or intermittent use of short-acting nitroglycerin to treat acute symptoms may be added to the calcium channel blocker regimen in individuals responding sub-optimally to pdinzmetal channel blockers. Myocarditis Chagas disease Cardiomyopathy Dilated Alcoholic Hypertrophic Restrictive Loeffler endocarditis Cardiac amyloidosis Endocardial fibroelastosis Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia.

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