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).
Stories from real patients.
Matt was diagnosed after having chest pain at work
His symptoms occur without warning when he drinks caffeine, feels stressed, or even late at night (for no reason). He's seen several cardiologists in order to find one with in-depth knowledge of Prinzmetal's Angnia. A prescription for nitroglycerin, along with calcium channel blockers help control his symptoms.
Celine was diagnosed after others told her it was anxiety
She often felt tightness in her jaw and pain toward the left side of her chest. It was easy to think it was as anxiety, but her EKG tells a different story. Her symptoms almost always occur at rest, but she's more aware of it now. A prescription for nitroglycerin helps control her symptoms, along with avoidance of triggers.
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