Coronary Artery Spasm

Gould, Lawrence; Reddy, C. V. R.
June 1980
Angiology;Jun1980, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p365
Academic Journal
The article presents information about coronary artery spasm. Researcher William Osler believed that coronary arterial spasm would constitute the best explanation for the mechanism of angina. According to him, the spasm is not always painful, but is may be associated with intense pain. Spasm or narrowing of a coronary artery, or even of one branch, may so modify the action of a section of the heart that it works with disturbed tension, and there are stretching and strain sufficient to arouse painful sensations.


Related Articles

  • Management of Stable Effort Angina Pectoris. Giles, Thomas D. // Angiology;May1980, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p349 

    The article focuses on the management of patients with angina pectoris. The symptom of effort angina pectoris is produced by a transient imbalance between the supply and demand of blood by the myocardium resulting from an increased myocardial demand and restricted myocardial blood flow....

  • Cortical Blindness Following Coronary Arteriography: A Rare But Self-Cured Complication. Antonellis, John; Kostopoulos, Konstandinos; Rambaouni, Athina; Margaris, Nikolaos; Kranidis, Athanasios; Salahas, Anastasios; Ifantis, George; Koroxenidis, Gabriel // Angiology;Aug1996, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p803 

    The rare and self-cured complication of cortical blindness following coronary arteriography is presented in 2 patients who underwent cardiac catheterization. Both patients were submitted to an aortocoronary bypass grafting procedure a few years before and were under clinical investigation for a...

  • Fate of Incidental, Asymptomatic Lesions Discovered During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Caymaz, Hüseyin Oğuz; Yüksel, Güvenç // Angiology;Apr/May2008, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p193 

    The authors aimed to determine the incidence and angiographic features associated with plaque progression requiring nontarget lesion percutaneous coronary intervention after culprit lesion percutaneous coronary intervention. Of 945 consecutive percutaneous coronary interventions reviewed, 100...

  • Comparison of Clinical and Angiographic Findings between Stable Angina Patients with and without Coronary Tortuosity. Esfahani, Morteza Abdar; Farzamnia, Hamid // Journal of Isfahan Medical School;1/23/2012, Vol. 29 Issue 164, p1 

    Background: Many factors may have an important role in coronary artery disease (CAD). These factors may lead to coronary artery stenosis. Some patients do not have any plaque or stenosis in angiography but have chest pain and angina. This problem is called X syndrome. Although the causes of X...

  • ACS: Make sure you find the heart of the matter. Cayley Jr., William E. // Cortlandt Forum;Feb2007, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p35 

    The article discusses on how to assess patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The diagnosis of ACS begins with examining the history of the disease such as the presence of any coronary artery disease. With the use of Rouan clinical decision rule, one can help predict which patients with...

  • Is Undiagnosed Diabetes Associated with CAD? Sadovsky, Richard // American Family Physician;6/15/2001, Vol. 63 Issue 12, p2438 

    Presents information on a study by A. Tenenbaum and others that evaluated the prevalence and prognostic significance of unrecognized and borderline diabetes in patients with healed myocardial infarction or stable angina pectoris. Description of the study and its results; Conclusion that it is...

  • Coronary Artery Fistula Presenting as Unstable Angina Pectoris in Patients with Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Demir, Şerafettin; Yucel, Ceyhun; Tufenk, Mucahit; Tosu, Aydin Rodi; Selcuk, Murat; Bozkurt, Abdi // Case Reports in Medicine;2013, p1 

    The cardiovascular system is one of the primary targets in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome. The valves are the most frequently affected. Atherosclerosis and coronary thrombosis are also seen. The risk of acute coronary syndrome is 10 times higher in patients with APS. We present an APS...

  • BILATERAL CAROTID NERVE STIMULATION IN THE TREATMENT OF ANGINA PECTORIS. Geha, Alexander S.; Kleiger, Robert E.; Baue, Arthur E. // Angiology;Jan1974, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p16 

    Although the use of carotid sinus nerve stimulation has been quite limited, our experience and that of others with this mode of therapy and with direct coronary revascularization indicate that carotid sinus nerve stimulation may be preferable for the treatment of intractable angina pectoris in...

  • Renaissance der Bypasschirurgie. Sündermann, S. H.; Salzberg, S. P. // Praxis (16618157);1/5/2011, Vol. 100 Issue 1, p23 

    No abstract available.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics