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Prinzmetal's variant angina associated with severe heart rhythm disturbances and syncope: a therapeutic dilemma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19437404     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prinzmetal's angina is a distinct syndrome characterized by episodes of chest pain and transient ST-segment elevation caused by coronary vasospasm. This variant form of angina is sometimes associated with complete atrioventricular block and ventricular arrhythmias. We report here a case of variant angina with documented severe heart rhythm disturbances and syncope in a 66 year-old woman. Due to recurrent episodes of high-degree atrioventricular block, a DDD pacemaker was implanted. No further symptoms of angina or cardiac arrhythmias were detected on optimal therapy.
Anna Ledakowicz-Polak; Paweł Ptaszyński; Łukasz Polak; Marzenna Zielińska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology journal     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1897-5593     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-13     Completed Date:  2009-07-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101392712     Medline TA:  Cardiol J     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
1st Department of Cardiology and Cardiosurgery, Medical University of Łódź, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris, Variant / complications,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Atrioventricular Block / etiology,  therapy
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial*
Coronary Angiography
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
Heart Conduction System / physiopathology
Severity of Illness Index
Syncope / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Treatment Outcome
Vasodilator Agents / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Vasodilator Agents

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