Vasospastic angina

What is Vasospastic angina?

Prinzmetal's or Prinzmetal angina (, 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).

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The last two times I had a margarita at dinner I had an episode of vasospastic angina. I had it once 7 years ago and had a heart cath when...

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Alcohol by itself, can certainly cause coronary spasm.
In the drink, there are several other additives,...

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It is an odd thing and I feel no one else has anything like this. I have to go to the bath room 3 to 6 times before I get up in the morning; but...

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I have experience unexplained right sided groin pain for over six months. The pain radiates down the femoral artery. No hernia detected. I'm...

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