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If i have longstanding prinzmetal angina due to accidental od on pseudoephedrine, will it be life long?

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Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Prinzmetal angina: Prinzmetal angina, or variant angina (spasm of coronary arteries) is a rare but chronic condition. The long term survival for PA is good for those patients who tolerate calcium channel blockers (CCB) and do not smoke. Poor prognosis would include those patients who smoke, have coronary atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries), an intolerance to CCB, and spasms of coronary artery.

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