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What exactly is a vasospasm?
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Dr. David Revere
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Revere
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Narrowing of vessels
Vasospasm is a sudden narrowing of a blood vessel due to constriction or tightening of the muscles in the wall of the blood vessel.

In brief: Narrowing of vessels
Vasospasm is a sudden narrowing of a blood vessel due to constriction or tightening of the muscles in the wall of the blood vessel.
Dr. Eric Toloza
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