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What is Microvascular angina?

What is Microvascular angina?

  • Microvascular angina: A condition which is characterized by angina like chest pain which is caused by microvascular disease.
  • Microvascular angina: ANGINA PECTORIS or angina-like chest pain with a normal coronary arteriogram and positive EXERCISE TEST. The cause of the syndrome is unknown. While its recognition is of clinical importance, its prognosis is excellent. (Braunwald, Heart Disease, 4th ed, p1346; Jablonski Dictionary of Syndromes & Eponymic Diseases, 2d ed). It is different from METABOLIC SYNDROME X, a syndrome characterized by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA, that has increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
    Source - Diseases Database

Microvascular angina: Introduction

Types of Microvascular angina:

Broader types of Microvascular angina:

How serious is Microvascular angina?

Complications of Microvascular angina: see complications of Microvascular angina

What causes Microvascular angina?

Causes of Microvascular angina: see causes of Microvascular angina
Causes of Microvascular angina: Patients with this condition experience chest pain but have no apparent coronary artery blockages. Doctors have found that the pain results from poor function of tiny blood vessels nourishing the heart as well as the arms and legs. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, ANGINA: NHLBI)

What are the symptoms of Microvascular angina?

Symptoms of Microvascular angina: see symptoms of Microvascular angina

Complications of Microvascular angina: see complications of Microvascular angina

Can anyone else get Microvascular angina?

More information: see contagiousness of Microvascular angina
Inheritance: see inheritance of Microvascular angina

Microvascular angina: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Microvascular angina.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Microvascular angina.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Microvascular angina: Cardiologist, Emergency Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Microvascular angina.
Treatments for Microvascular angina: see treatments for Microvascular angina
Research for Microvascular angina: see research for Microvascular angina

Name and Aliases of Microvascular angina

Main name of condition: Microvascular angina

Other names or spellings for Microvascular angina:

Syndrome X, cardiac Source - Diseases Database

Microvascular angina: Related Conditions

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