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I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on coronary spasms?
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Dr. Claude Brachfeld
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Probably not
Coronary spasm is a diagnosis which is extremely difficult to confirm. If in fact the patient really has coronary spasm, it is important to use a medication with proven effectiveness to prevent chest pain and heart attack, either a Nitroglycerin preparation or a calcium channel blocker.
To my knowledge there has been no research on any other form of therapy that would demonstrate effectiveness.

In brief: Probably not
Coronary spasm is a diagnosis which is extremely difficult to confirm. If in fact the patient really has coronary spasm, it is important to use a medication with proven effectiveness to prevent chest pain and heart attack, either a Nitroglycerin preparation or a calcium channel blocker.
To my knowledge there has been no research on any other form of therapy that would demonstrate effectiveness.
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