Prinzmetal's variant angina
Other Names for this Disease
- Prinzmetal angina
- Variant angina
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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.
Last updated: 1/24/2011
- Zieve D, Chen MA. Coronary artery spasm. MedlinePlus. 2010; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000159.htm. Accessed 1/24/2011.
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- 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.