vasospasm

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vasospasm

[′vā·zō‚spaz·əm]
(medicine)
A spasm of the blood vessels. Also known as angiospasm.
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Based on the clinical data, coronary vasospasm as the likely cause was considered in retrospect.
metastatic carcinoid disease inducing coronary vasospasm.
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However, the possibility of coronary vasospasm was strongly considered and consequently surgery was cancelled.
Patients with coronary ectasia, anomalies, coronary vasospasms, non-selective coronary angiographies, cardiomyopathies, heart failure, and valvular or congenital heart disease, and those with arrhythmias which could induce hemodynamic changes likely to affect the TIMI frame count were excluded from the study.
Atypical poststenting chest pain that's not associated with an event such as abrupt vessel do sure or coronary vasospasm may not be as benign as physicians have assumed.
These ST elevations could also be explained by a sudden increase in pressure on the right ventricle resulting in stretching of the myocardial cells leading to ischemia, and acute coronary vasospasm, resulting in ST elevation.
Sumatriptan is contraindicated for certain patients, including those with a history of coronary artery disease (CAD) or coronary vasospasm.
Vasospasm was found in 2 of 3 patients who underwent coronary vasospasm study.
6) Other theories include microvascular spasm, (6) coronary vasospasm, (4) viral infections, (4,7) abnormality in apical fatty acid metabolism (8) and ruptured coronary plaque with early thrombus resolution.