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Doctor insights on: Prinzmetal Angina In Children

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Angina (Definition)

Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more


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Will prinzmetal angina kill me?

Will prinzmetal angina kill me?

Hopefully not: This form of angina differs from usual angina in that the pain can occur at rest and the cardiographic changes are different. Treatment is similar, as is clinical course. If you smoke, stop. If you are overweight, lose weight! take your meds as prescribed and if you continue to get pain, you need adjustment of your medications - perhaps a longer-acting form of nitroglycerin, or higher doses. ...Read more

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Can prinzmetal angina caused by an angiogram?

Can prinzmetal angina caused by an angiogram?

Coronary vasospasm: Coronary vasospasm occasionally occurs during a cardiac catheterization but it's difficult to know what factors caused the spasm to occur. Prinzmetal angina is accompanied by certain ekg changes at the time of the vasospasm and this may be rare during coronary angiography. An interventional cardiologist is best suited to answer your question. ...Read more

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Is there a cardiologist here who specializes in prinzmetal angina?

Is there a cardiologist here who specializes in prinzmetal angina?

Spasm: Prinzmetal is spasm of the coronary arteries. It causes pain and reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. It is usually treated with medications that dilate the arteries. Cigarette smoking, cold, cocaine, and migraine remedies will make it worse. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with prinzmetal angina?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with prinzmetal angina?

Not that many: This is, in its pure form, a relatively uncommon form of cardiac chest discomfort, presenting with characteristic signs and symptoms, and treated with medications, not surgery or catheter based interventions. It's caused by spasm of the coronary arteries, not atherosclerosis. However, in mixed form, the spasm component can coexist with atherosclerosis and exacerbate the chest discomfort. ...Read more

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If I have longstanding Prinzmetal Angina due to accidental OD on pseudoephedrine, will it be life long?

If I have longstanding Prinzmetal Angina due to accidental OD on pseudoephedrine, will it be life long?

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. ...Read more

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Any tips for weight loss with prinzmetal angina?

Any tips for weight loss with prinzmetal angina?

Weight loss: Figure out your ideal BMI analyst your daily caloric intake vs expenditure and drop your intake 200-500 calories per 24 hr and you will lose weight. Prinzmetal angina is a very specific entity-if present get a medical professional who diagnosed it treat it;avoid vasoconstrictors (certain meds;cocaine)Also 30 min of sustained aerobic exercise daily will help eg walking stationary bike swimming ...Read more

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Is Amlodipine effective for migraines related to Prinzmetal Angina? Reviews on drugs. Com is 9/10 for migraine for norvasc! That's best for any med!!

Is Amlodipine effective for migraines related to Prinzmetal Angina? Reviews on drugs. Com is 9/10 for migraine for norvasc! That's best for any med!!

Norvasc (amlodipine): First off Amlodipine is generic Norvasc. Calcium channel blockers can be helpful for migraines and this includes amlodipine, cardizem and verapamil. As to what is best that depends on the inidiviual Another thought is try some Magnesium. It is your bodies natural calcium channel blocker. ...Read more

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When stressed I get chest pain going to left arm and neck. Had echo, echo, stress test all clear. I'm 25, could this be prinzmetal angina?

Chest pain: You had work up done for coronary artery disease, it is apparently negative. You do not seem to have any significant risk factors, at least you did not mention any. Most likely you have stress situations causing anxiety. Check with your doctor who can help you. ...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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Hi, I am a nurse who has had symptoms of prinzmetal's angina for years. I saw a cardiologist in 1996 who told me "we see this sometimes but don't really know what it is." I let it go until it got worse this past year and visited another cardiologist. Symp

Hi, I am a nurse who has had symptoms of prinzmetal's angina for years. I saw a cardiologist in 1996 who told me "we see this sometimes but don't really know what it is." I let it go until it got worse this past year and visited another cardiologist. Symp

Vasospasm: It is a type of angina casused by spasm in the coronary arteries. Not exertional mediated. It occurs more at night. We treat this with Nitroglycerin or calcium blockers some time both. Unfortunately there is no real testing to prove that. I have detected this in a a couple of patients with holter monitoring while during symptoms at night they had ECG changes. Please let me know if any questions. ...Read more

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Can angina cause death?

Can angina cause death?

Eventually: Angina is the symptom you experience when your heart is not getting enough blood because of blockages in the coronary arteries. Prolonged untreated can lead to heart failure, heart attack, and death. That being said, your coronary artery disease can usually be treated and you will not necessarily die. ...Read more

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How long does angina lasts?

How long does angina lasts?

Variable: Most spells are 5-20 minutes. It's unusual to be much shorter. If it's longer, one should go to the hospital for immediate care. ...Read more

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Does training help in treating angina?

Does training help in treating angina?

Need clearance: One needs to check with their physician or cardiologist to determine whether or not the dymptoms are truly angina. If so, it may be dangerous to exercise as a stress test or angiogram may be necessaryto determine the status of the coronary arteries. Training is usually important in preventing coronary disease or treating it once it is diagnosed and one is cleared for exercise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about eecp for angina?

EECP: Eecp may be tried for patients whose angina is refractory to regular medical, surgical and interventional treatment. For this type of patient it can sometimes offer symptom improvement. ...Read more

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How do I know if this is acid or angina?

Angina: With only the question, impossible for one of us out here to give an answer. If you are concerned about a symptom you have see your doc. ...Read more

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What is the medicine that best treat angina?

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What is the medicine that best treat angina?

Angina: Angina is caused by a mismatch of oxygen demand and supply in the heart. If you have not done so already, you should have a stress test to confirm. If indeed there is a coronary artery obstruction, then will need either a cardiac cath or bypass surgery. May also be reasonable to medically treat, but would consult a cardiologist. ...Read more