Prinzmetals angina masquerading as acute pericarditis

Ashwal, AJ and Rao, Sudhakar M and Padmakumar, R and Razak, Abdul (2017) Prinzmetals angina masquerading as acute pericarditis. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 11 (1). OD08-OD09. ISSN 0973-709X

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Coronary artery spasm is an intense vasoconstriction of the coronary arteries and may be responsible for the myocardial ischemia, myocardial infarction as well as sudden deaths. Coronary angiography is generally needed to identify the cause. Coronary artery spasm is a multifactorial disease with underlying mechanism still poorly understood. Here, we present case of a 48-year-old male with no significant past history who presented with acute episodic onset chest pain. Clinical, Electrocardiography (ECG) and echocardiographic findings suggested pericarditis but a diagnostic coronary angiography revealed significant coronary vasospasm. Patient’s symptoms significantly improved with calcium channel blockers and Nitroglycerine (NTG).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coronary vasospasm; nitroglycerine; recurrent angina.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 04:39
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 04:39

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