Variant angina

Alternative names
Coronary artery spasm; Angina - variant

Definition
Coronary artery spasm is a temporary, abrupt, and focal (restricted to one location) contraction of the muscles in the wall of an artery in the heart, which constricts the artery. This slows or stops blood flow through the artery during the spasm.

see Coronary artery spasm.

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Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Gevorg A. Poghosian, Ph.D.

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