Coronary vasospasm

Coronary vasospasm is a sudden, intense vasoconstriction of an epicardial coronary artery that causes occlusion (stoppage) or near-occlusion of the vessel.

Coronary vasospasm

It can cause Prinzmetal's angina.

It can occur in multiple vessels.[1][2]

Atropine has been used to treat the condition.[3]


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