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Vasospastic Angina

Introduction: Vasospastic Angina

Description of Vasospastic Angina

Vasospastic Angina (medical condition): Variant of Angina Pectoris, where episodic chest pain...more »

See also:

Angina Pectoris:
  »Introduction: Angina Pectoris
  »Symptoms of Angina Pectoris
  »Treatments for Angina Pectoris

Vasospastic Angina: Related Topics

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Vasospastic Angina as a Disease

Vasospastic Angina: Another name for Angina Pectoris (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Angina Pectoris
  »Symptoms of Angina Pectoris
  »Treatments for Angina Pectoris

Vasospastic Angina: Related Diseases

Vasospastic Angina: Vasospastic Angina is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Vasospastic Angina

Some of the causes of Vasospastic Angina are included in the list below:

Symptoms of Vasospastic Angina (Angina Pectoris)

Some of the symptoms of Vasospastic Angina incude:

  • "Crushing", "tight", "gripping" type chest pain - may be mild/dull to severe in intensity
  • Pain in central chest or behind sternum
  • Pain radiating down left arm, to jaw, neck or shoulder with or without associated chest pain
  • Pain begins while patient is at rest
  • Sweating

Treatments for Vasospastic Angina (Angina Pectoris)

Treatments for Vasospastic Angina (Angina Pectoris) include:

  • Calcium antagonist medications eg verapamil, diltiazem
  • Nitrates eg Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN)
  • Vasodilators eg Nicorandil

Treatment of Vasospastic Angina: For more treatment information about Vasospastic Angina, see treatment of Angina Pectoris (Vasospastic Angina)

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