To elucidate possible genetic links in the pathogenesis of coronary artery spasm, we investigated the frequencies of human leucocyte antigen in 37 patients with variant angina and 236 unrelated healthy controls. We found no significant differences in human leucocyte antigen frequencies between the patients and the controls. These results may suggest that genetic factors in linkage disequilibrium with human leucocyte antigen may not be involved in the pathogenesis of coronary artery spasm.
- coronary spasm
- human leucocyte antigen
- variant angina
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine