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Does getting scared cause coronary spasm?

Does getting scared cause coronary spasm?

Yes it can in some: If you are prone to coronary artery spasm, then emotional stress may bring it on. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Cardiac (Definition)

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


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Can getting really scared cause coronary spasm?

Yes: Its called printzmals angina...Rare but it happens. ...Read more

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What is it that your body is doing to cause these pains? Stress chest pains? Coronary spasm?

What is it that your body is doing to cause these pains?  Stress chest pains?  Coronary spasm?

Acute serious stress: Can cause coronary spasm and lead to heart attack. This happens because during in an extraordinary stress situation , massive amount of Epinephrine and nor Epinephrine are released in to the blood stream . These hormones are very potent constrictors of flood vessels. They cause spasm of the coronary arteries ( arteries that supply oxygen and nutrient to heart ) , this cause heart attack ...Read more

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Coronary spasm among young adult is it fatal?

Coronary spasm among young adult is it fatal?

Coronary spasm: Usually not. There are medications to help alleviate the spasm. ...Read more

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How serious are coronary spasm? Is this different than a heart attack?

How serious are coronary spasm? Is this different than a heart attack?

Variable course: If you have all the tests done and the cardiologist decided that you have variant/prinzmetal angina , you are prone to have a variable course. Generally you have good prognosis if they did not find any lesions on the cath. Recurrent chest pain and very rarely mi/ arrhythmia can occur. ...Read more

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For coronary artery spasm , which medication is more effective, CARTIA or CARDIZEM ?

For coronary artery spasm , which medication is more effective, CARTIA or CARDIZEM ?

Should be the same: Both Cartia XT & Cardizem are diltiazem, a calcium channel blocker. These drugs relax your heart muscle & coronary arteries. Cartia XT is a longer acting/sustained release preparation. Often this is prescribed in order to simplify your drug taking regimen, having to take Cartia XT only once a day. But ? more expensive. It probably is a choice between convenience & cost:) ...Read more

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I am a cardiac patient known for coronary artery spasm and unstable anginas in the past. Now meds are controlling sympto. What is my life expectancy ?

I am a cardiac patient known for coronary artery spasm and unstable anginas in the past. Now meds are controlling sympto. What is my life expectancy ?

May be normal: The seriousness can be diagnosed with cariac catheterization utilizing some chems that can precipitate coronary vasospasm. 2. Life expectancy in patient with this condition is similar to that of the general population, meaning that there is no increased mortality. 3. The only way to treat this condition is by eliminating stress, tobacco exposure, staying away form cold temps and taking meds. ...Read more

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Esophageal spasm or coronary artery spasm, how can I tell?

Esophageal spasm or coronary artery spasm, how can I tell?

BY RULING OUT HEART: Since symptoms of both conditions can be chest pain and coronary spasm is more serious condition, it is first step to rule out coronary spasm first by ekg, angiography;echocardiogram and if coronary spasm is ruled out than tests to confirm esophageal spasm can be undertaken like endoscopy and/or manometry esophageal spasm is very rare and often symptoms of chest pain may be due to gerd. ...Read more