Medical Definition of Coronary artery spasm

1. A sudden vasoconstriction of a coronary artery depriving the myocardium of blood flow and oxygen. This may clinically manifest as chest pain referred to as variant angina or Printzmetal's angina. May be precipitated by emotional stress, medications, street drugs (cocaine) or on exposure to cold. Treatment includes nitroglycerin or beta-blocker medications. (27 Sep 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coronary Artery Spasm

coronary angiography
coronary angioplasty
coronary arteries
coronary arteriosclerosis
coronary arteritis
coronary artery
coronary artery aneurysm
coronary artery anomalies
coronary artery branches
coronary artery calcification
coronary artery disease
coronary artery dominance
coronary artery spasm (current term)
coronary atherectomy
coronary band
coronary care unit
coronary care units
coronary cataract
coronary circulation
coronary disease
coronary endarterectomy
coronary failure
coronary groove
coronary heart disease
coronary insufficiency

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