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Why are some people more likely to develop coronary spasms than others?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Several reasons

Endothelial dysfunction (improper function of the cells covering the inner surface of blood vessels) from smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and lack of exercise are some of the causes.

In brief: Several reasons

Endothelial dysfunction (improper function of the cells covering the inner surface of blood vessels) from smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and lack of exercise are some of the causes.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Bennett Werner
I agree with Dr. Ananthram. Cocaine and crack can be added to that list too.
Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No one really knows

Coronary spasm or atypical angina usually occurs in women who don't have coronary disease.
On occasion, it can be severe and can mimic a heart attack. It may occur with stress or cold temps and can be treated with calcium channel blockers, which are a type of blood pressure medicine.

In brief: No one really knows

Coronary spasm or atypical angina usually occurs in women who don't have coronary disease.
On occasion, it can be severe and can mimic a heart attack. It may occur with stress or cold temps and can be treated with calcium channel blockers, which are a type of blood pressure medicine.
Dr. Mary Callahan
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