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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Coronary Vasospasm

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Cardiac (Definition)

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

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What exactly is a vasospasm?

What exactly is a vasospasm?

Vessel Spasm: Vaso=vessel; spasm=sudden contraction. Vasospasm is a term used by cardiologists to describe a rare phenomenon where an artery suddenly spasms, or contracts, causing decreased blood flow to the organ/muscle it is supplying. In the heart, this can cause chest pain and in the worst cases, a heart attack. The causes of it are complex. ...Read more

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What is vasospasm?? Are there symptoms?

Spasm of blood vesse: Vasospasm refers to a spams of a blood vessel (usually an artery) that causes disordered or interrupted blood flow. Sx could include throbbing pain, clotting, change in the color of skin (red, blue, white) and, if severe, loss of function of an organ (e.g., vasospasm of a cerebral artery leads to stroke). Hope you don't have this, but TTYD about your Sx. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1128689 ...Read more

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Have you ever seen an acute stimulant overdose causing long-term vasospasm? Ive read about chronic use causing but not acute overdose. Any thoughts?

Have you ever seen an acute stimulant overdose causing long-term vasospasm? Ive read about chronic use causing but not acute overdose. Any thoughts?

Possible: All bodies are different. Although the use was acute perhaps the person has an underlying condition which has been provoked by the stimulant use. ...Read more

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Risk for fetal injury related to reduced placental perfusion from vasospasm?

Risk for fetal injury related to reduced placental perfusion from vasospasm?

Could be: Anytime there is decreased blood flow to the placenta, the fetus will be under some stress, depending on the amount of decreased oxegen and nutrient delivery. ...Read more

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Just told i had vasospasm 3 days after brain surgery on unruptured aenurysym. 3 months ago.How will this affect my life in the future?Thanks.

Just told i had vasospasm 3 days after brain surgery on unruptured aenurysym. 3 months ago.How will this affect my life in the future?Thanks.

Wait and see: Vasospasm is clamping down of blood vessels after an aneurysm has bled. Typically causes problems 1-2 weeks after surgery. Rarely beyond 3 weeks. At 3 months unless u had a stroke u are fine. Also unruptured aneurysm surgery usually is not associated with vasospasm. ...Read more

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My dad has had a subarachnoid hemorrhage and now has vasospasm. What can he expect?

My dad has had a subarachnoid hemorrhage and now has vasospasm. What can he expect?

Vasospasm treatment: Treatment of vasopasm generally involves raising the blood pressure and increasing fluid given. He will be placed on medication to cause his blood pressure to increase to help perfuse the areas of the brain affected by the vasospasm. He may have periods where he is more alert and times when he is more sleepy. Generally ICU monitoring is required. ...Read more

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If I've ischemia from a vasospasm &constant chest pain, does that do permanent damage? Can all heart damage be seen?Does heart RECOVER from ischemia?

If I've ischemia from a vasospasm &constant chest pain, does that do permanent damage?  Can all heart damage be seen?Does heart RECOVER from ischemia?

Cardiologist.: Hopefully you're seeing a Cardiologist who has already answered your questions. If not, use HealthTap Prime to relay your concerns & get a referral. By definition, ischemia (if that is what it is) causes identifiable damage to organs; but you are too young to have ischemia. What is your diagnosis? The medical concept of "hibernating myocardium"- muscle that can be revived after ischemia- applies. ...Read more

Vasospasm (Definition)

This is a sudden spasm (narrowing) ...Read more