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Prinzmetal Angina Signs
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
I believe that I am experiencing Prinzmetal Angina. What, if any is the biggest sign or symtptom that I am correct in my self diagnosis?
This is too serious an issue for self diagnosis.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Is Amlodipine effective for migraines related to Prinzmetal Angina? Reviews on drugs.com is 9/10 for migraine for norvasc! Thats 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pressure: Angina is a symptom of myocardial ischemia, or reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. This is usually caused by a blockage in a coronary artery from cholesterol plaque build up. Classic anging in tightness of pressure behind the sternum, usually increased with physical activity or stress, and improved with rest. There may also be associated symptoms such as shortness of breath, sweating (cont). ...Read more
Signs of angina: Angina pectoris is chest pain due to coronary supply/demand mismatch (blockage in coronary arteries with reduced flow to the heart muscle). Objective signs of this state may include: ECG changes (st depression, st elevation, inversion of t waves), wall motion abnormality on echocardiogram, or abnormal cardiac enzymes (if angina is prolonged, heart damage occurs). ...Read more
Please may i know the signs and symptoms of early angina pectoris? Because I think I am suffering from that
What symptoms do you: have? It is highly unlikely for a 19 y/o to be having angina (unless you have a strong FHx or using drugs like cocaine). Typical symptoms can be common with symptoms in other conditions. It may present with chest pain, or upper abd pain, or neck pain radiating to the L side. Patient may have difficulty breathing. Worse with exertion. Again very unlikely in a patient your age. ...Read more
Is chest thightness during high intensity exercising one time a sign of angina or could it be something else? I'm female. 49, Diovan (valsartan) for HBP.
One time, no, but: if it is reproducible and progressive and predictable it should be checked out by your doc. You do have one risk factor , high blood pressure, but if that is all and you are in good health, given your gender and age it is probably not angina. Since I know nothing else about you I can't comment further, so check with your doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would ECG during exertional angina show signs of angina? No one believes me as im 22 so I've got a 24hour ECG monitor
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