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.


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