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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Cardiospasm (Overview)

Cardiospasm (also known as achalasia), is a problem with the esophagus where the connection between the esophagus and the stomach remains contracted and tight. This prevents the normal passage of swallowed food from entering the stomach, causing chest pain and regurgitation of food.


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What's a simple way to say what cardiospasm really is?

What's a simple way to say what cardiospasm really is?

Temporary narrowing: Temporary narrowing of blood vessel to heart causing obstruction of blood flow and chest pain. Usually resolves with nitroglycerine. The condition is called prinzmetal angina and is diagnosed by abnormal ekg showing st segment elevation when you are having chest pain but resolved within a few minutes, . ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
53 doctors shared insights

Cardiospasm (Overview)

Cardiospasm (also known as achalasia), is a problem with the esophagus where the connection between the esophagus and the stomach remains contracted and tight. This prevents the normal passage of swallowed food from entering the stomach, causing chest pain and regurgitation of food.


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What symptoms do people with cardiospasm usually have?

What symptoms do people with cardiospasm usually have?

Achalasia : The disease is known as achalasia, where the esophagus doesn't push the food down in to the stomach. Symptoms are classically the sensation that food is stuck in the chest. Patients are usually the last to finish eating at the table, and sometimes have chest pain due to esophageal spasm. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for esophageal achalasia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for esophageal achalasia?

No pills: The only effective treatment is to open the lower esophageal valve by balloon dilation or surgically through the abdomen or the mouth (poem). Pills don't work, nor does botox. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of the treatments for achalasia?

What are the benefits of the treatments for achalasia?

Swallowing normally: The goal of treatment for achalasia is to improve swallowing and avoid complications such as weight loss and malnutrition. The newest, and likely most effective treatment is per oral endoscopic myotomy (poem). This is offered in springfield, ma, chicago, portland, or, san diego, and long island to name most of the centers performing this procedure. ...Read more

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I've got cardiospasm. Now what?

I've got cardiospasm. Now what?

Cardiospasm?: This is not a medical term so i'm not sure what you have, but if you mean "coronary artery spasm, " the treatment is calcium channel blockers and nitrates. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cardiospasm.?

Coronary spasm: The problem with coronary spasm is that you can't prove its absence, you can only (sometimes) prove its presence. Thus, anyone with any form of chest pain could be diagnosed with "coronary spasm" however, as invasive cardiologist, in my experience, it's relatively rare, especially when one considers how very common a complaint chest pain is. ...Read more

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What's a simple way to say what cardiospasm really is?

Temporary narrowing: Temporary narrowing of blood vessel to heart causing obstruction of blood flow and chest pain. Usually resolves with nitroglycerine. The condition is called prinzmetal angina and is diagnosed by abnormal ekg showing st segment elevation when you are having chest pain but resolved within a few minutes, . ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with cardiospasm usually have?

Achalasia : The disease is known as achalasia, where the esophagus doesn't push the food down in to the stomach. Symptoms are classically the sensation that food is stuck in the chest. Patients are usually the last to finish eating at the table, and sometimes have chest pain due to esophageal spasm. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do natural remedies for cardiospasm work?

Cardio Spasm: Are you talking about coronary artery spasm? If not, i don't know what you are referring to... Either way, natural remedies may work... If you are willing to take a chance and find out for yourself.. Unfortunately there are no objective, scientific studies demonstrating such efficacy. One life, one chance, the choice is yours! ...Read more

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What is achalasia?

Achalasia: This is a progressive disorder of the esophagus in which the esophagus no longer has the ability to push food into the stomach and at the same time, the lower esophageal sphincter pressure is increased. The most common symptoms are difficulty swallowing and regurgitation. Symptoms may be confused with gerd. Diagnosis is made with endoscopy, x-rays, and esophageal manometry. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Esophageal Achalasia (Definition)

Achalasia is an esophageal motility disorder. It is diagnosed by manometry, showing a lack of relaxation of the distal esophagus and decreased peristalsis. Primary achalasia (most common) is due to loss of inhibitory neurons in the distal esophagus. Secondary achalasia is caused by chagas disease. "pseudo-achalasia" is seen with cancers. Surgical treatment ...Read more


Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
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Achalasia (Definition)

Achalasia is where the muscle that makes up the esophagus spasms and contracts, which may cause chest pain, a feeling of "food being stuck in the throat", or regurgitation due to obstruction at the ...Read more