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What is
Prinzmetal's Angina?

Prinzmetal's Angina (/ˈprɪntsmɛtəls anˈjī-nə/, sounds like "prints-metals an-jahy-nuh") is a type of chest pain, pressure, or tightness (angina) caused by spasms in the arteries that supply blood to the heart.

It is a form of unstable angina that occurs at rest, often without a predictable pattern. This is in contrast to stable angina, in which chest pain occurs in a pattern during exertion or exercise — usually due to atherosclerosis (a buildup of fatty plaque and hardening of the arteries).

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Upcoming events

  • 8 May 2018

    Patient Meetup: Conference Call

    This is a semi-annual conference call for patients affected by Prinzmetal's Angina. Topics discussed include diagnosis, treatment, and upcoming research.

  • 14 Aug 2018

    Family Meetup: Conference Call

    This is a annual conference call for family members of patients affected by Prinzmetal's Angina. Topics discussed include coping, prevention/treatment, and providing support.

  • 13 Nov 2018

    Patient Meetup: Conference Call

    This is a semi-annual conference call for patients affected by Prinzmetal's Angina. Topics discussed include diagnosis, treatment, and upcoming research; special emphasis on preparing for winter.