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Prinzmetal's variant angina


Other Names for this Disease
  • Prinzmetal angina
  • Variant angina
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Treatment

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What is the treatment for Prinzmetal's variant angina?

The goal of treatment is to control chest pain and to prevent heart attack. Nitroglycerin or other nitrate medications may be prescribed to relieve chest pain. Calcium-channel blockers may be chronically needed. These medications widen the blood vessels to improve blood and oxygen flow. Medications may also include beta-blockers; however, in some individuals, beta-blockers may be harmful.[1]
Last updated: 1/24/2011

References
  1. Zieve D, Chen MA. Coronary artery spasm. MedlinePlus. 2010; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000159.htm. Accessed 1/24/2011.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Prinzmetal's variant angina. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Prinzmetal angina
  • Variant angina
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.