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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Coronary Vasospasm

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Vasospasm (Definition)

This refers to a spasm or contraction of a blood vessel. Cerebral vasospams can lead to diruption of oxygen to the brain (ischemia), stroke and even death. Depending on the length and severity of vasospasm and oxygen deprivation secondary damage to regions served by the ...Read more


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What is a coronary vasospasm?

What is a coronary vasospasm?

Coronary Vasospasm..: Coronary artery vasospasm is smooth muscle constriction of the coronary artery. This can mimic coronary artery obstruction by plaque. Cocaine use can cause vasospasm. ...Read more

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Are there any medication, exept cocain that can induse coronary vasospasm?

Are there any medication, exept cocain that can induse coronary vasospasm?

Stimulants: Any drugs or medications that act as stimulants can induce vasoconstriction. Methamphetamine (illegal) or any of the prescription stimulants like ritalin (methylphenidate) can cause vasoconstriction. Doctors must be very careful not to use these medications in people at risk for coronary disease. ...Read more

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Question about safety & research done on Prolia. I had a coronary vasospasm from Boniva (ibandronate) 7 years ago and find it hard trusting bone meds?

Question about safety & research done on Prolia. I had a coronary vasospasm from Boniva (ibandronate) 7 years ago and find it hard trusting bone meds?

Check with doctor: Such issues should be discussed with your doctor who knows more about your medications and condition. Boniva (ibandronate) and Prolia are not identical and thus will have different set of side effects. ...Read more

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For chest pain/possible coronary artery vasospasms/Prinzmetal angina... How long does it take for Diltiazem to ease the pain?

For chest pain/possible coronary artery vasospasms/Prinzmetal angina... How long does it take for Diltiazem to ease the pain?

Depends: Diltiazem functions to relax the walls of the heart blood vessels. If you take the extended release tablet, it takes about 10 to 14 hours for the drug levels to peak in the blood. Of course, it would take less time for the regular tablets. It is iportnant to take the dose at the same time daily and not miss dose so that the blood levels can get to therapeutic levels and thus control your pain. ...Read more

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Are strokes or tias caused by vasospasms?

Are strokes or tias caused by vasospasms?

Rare but possible: Vasospasm in the brain occurs when blood and its breakdown products are present in the spinal fluid around blood vessels. The most common reason is rupture of brain aneurysm, but there are other conditions. Vasospasm causes the larger vessels (arteries, arterioles) to clamp down or contrict, thus reducing blood flow. This can cause strokes or tias. ...Read more

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What are the conditions which cause vasospasm in occipital lobe of brain?

What are the conditions which cause vasospasm  in occipital lobe of brain?

SAH,Vasculitis: The conditions that cause vasospasm is subarachnoid hemorrhage, sometimes inflammation of the blood vessels such as vasculitis can cause vasospasm, there are obviously other causes too. ...Read more

Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more