L’angor de repos: [ ] l’une de ses formes, l’angor de Prinzmetal, est un angor lié au spasme des artères coronaires; il survient la nuit, souvent. Variant angina, often termed Prinzmetal’s angina, Prinzmetal angina and less commonly vasospastic angina, angina inversa, coronary vessel spasm. L’angor de Prinzmetal est un angor spastique qui peut se révéler de façon dramatique par de graves troubles du rythme ventriculaire allant de la «mort subite.

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Heberden in that it appeared due to episodic vasospasm of coronary arteries that were typically not occluded by pathological processes such as atherosclerosisembolior spontaneous prinzmetall i. Sinus bradycardia Sick sinus syndrome Heart block: Sufferers usually have repeated episodes of unexplained e. However, the gold standard for diagnosing variant angina is to visualize coronary arteries by angiography before and after injection of a provocative agent such as ergonovinemethylergonovine or acetylcholine to precipitate an attack of vasospasm.

The onset of symptom relief in response to intravenous administration, which is used in more severe attacks of angina, occurs almost immediately while sublingual formulations of it act within 1—5 minutes.

Variant angina

Top of the page – Article Outline. Arrythmic cardiac arrest due to isolated coronary spasm is rare and there is limited information on the patients affected by this entity alone case report. In which subject field?

Angina Pectoris, Variant C Change the order of display of the official languages of Canada English first French first Option to display the non-official languages Spanish or Portuguese Neither Spanish Portuguese Display definitions, contexts, etc. Fifty micrograms at 5-minute intervals is given until a positive result or a maximum dose priznmetal microg has been administered.


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Endothelial dysfunction has been considered as primarily responsible for PVA. Create a free personal account to access your subscriptions, sign up for alerts, and more.

Prinzmetal ou spasme coronaire : une cause rare de mort subite – EM|consulte

Other factors thought to be associated with the development of variant angina include: Propranolol Risk of vasospasm Avoid other agents associated with vasospasm Triptan s e. Retrieved April 28, An update on spontaneous coronary artery dissection, vasospastic angina and coronary microvascular dysfunction”.

The mechanism that causes such intense vasospasm, as to cause a clinically significant narrowing of ptinzmetal coronary arteries is so far unknown, but there are three relevant hypotheses:.

A low prevalence of coronary artery prinzemtal in patients with aborted sudden death, normal coronary angiograms and unexplained ventricular fibrillation is described.

The electrocardiogram may show depressions rather than elevations in ST segments but in all diagnosable cases clinical symptoms should be promptly relieved and ECC changes should be promptly reversed by rapidly acting sublingual or intravenous nitroglycerin.

Our website uses cookies lrinzmetal enhance your experience. Unlike cases of atherosclerosis-related stable anginathese symptoms are often unrelated to exertion and occur in night or early morning hours.

Nitroglycerin rapidly reverses the effects of ergonovine if refractory spasm occurs. A variant form of angina pectoris”. Coronary Artery Disease Chapter. When PVA is associated with coronary atherosclerosis, the prognosis is determined by the severity of the underlying disease.


Create a personal account to register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles. Symptoms Recurrent episodic Chest Pain consistent with Angina Anterior chest discomfort or pressure Radiates to neck, jaw, arms as with typical Angina Triggers Typically occurs at rest without provocation e. Started inthis collection now contains interlinked topic pages divided into a tree of 31 specialty books and chapters.

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Coronary Artery Vasospasm C Individuals with variant angina my have many undocumented episodes of symptom-free coronary artery spasm that are associated with poor blood flow to portions of the heart and subsequent irregular and potentially serious heart arrhythmias. The prinzemtal is made by observing transient ST-segment elevation during the attack of angina.

As maintenance therapy, sublingual nitroglycerin tablets can be taken min before conducting activity that causes angina by the small percentage of patients who experience angina infrequently and only when doing such activity. Arteriospasmo coronaricoSpasmo di arteria coronaricaSpasmo coronaricoSpasmo arterioso coronaricoSpasmo vascolare coronaricoVasospasmo coronarico. A review of the accessible literature shows that at least cases have been reported.