Coronary Artery Spasm: Clinical Aspect

Hiroaki Shimokawa

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Vasospastic angina (VSA) is one of the important functional cardiac disorders characterized by transient myocardial ischemia due to epicardial coronary artery spasm. In this chapter, I review the clinical features of VSA including pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis. Furthermore, I also refer to the evidence of microvascular angina.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPanVascular Medicine, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783642370786
ISBN (Print)9783642370779
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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