Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Helen asks about coronary spasms

Coronary spasm is also known as prinzmetals angina. If the coronary artery goes into spasm, it can suddenly deprive the heart muscle of blood and oxygen. Unlike the typical angina associated with coronary heart disease, coronary spasm usually happens when you are resting, and not necessarily after you have been exercising or physically exerting yourself. It affects women and men equally and can also affect quite young people

This condition can be well controlled using medication that will help to relieve the spasms and the outlook for most people with coronary spasm is good.

For more information, read our Prinzmetals information sheet.

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