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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These inflammatory mediators ultimately lead to coronary vasospasm, increased cardiac contractility and heart rate, increased platelet aggregation, and increased plaque disruption.
2,3,4,5) Women tend to have a greater release of catecholamines during exercise, which could potentiate coronary vasospasm and augment the incidence of abnormal ECG results, moreover false positive results have been reported to be more common during menstruation and preovulation.
metastatic carcinoid disease inducing coronary vasospasm.
The evidence for coronary vasospasm is that CAG showed reversible coronary artery stenosis.
It also inhibits tonic contraction of coronary arteries, which could inhibit coronary vasospasm and IHD.
The suggested mechanism of the coronary vasospasm is thyrotoxicosis due to Graves' disease.
In contrast, cardiac MRI documented a small area of infarction, and a type 2 AMI (produced by coronary vasospasm or vasoconstriction) was diagnosed.
Coronary angiography in many of these cases with stunned myocardium did not reveal coronary vasospasm or stenosis of the epicardial coronary arteries.
A The number one cause of coronary vasospasm is smoking, so you should definitely not smoke.
ST segment elevation can be an indication of acute myocardial injury, pericarditis, coronary vasospasm, ventricular aneurysm, or hyperkalemia (Huff, 2006).