Prinzmetals Angina

ozzie

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I have recently found out from a heart specialist that there is no cure for Prinzmetals Angina which only comes on in the early hours of the morning or when you are relaxed.it can be brought on by emotional stress and the cold weather, it will not show up on stress tests taken at the hospital ,the only thing to relieve it is nitro glycerine spray or nitrostat tablets under the tongue when you have an attack.
 

jfh

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This is the first time I've heard of that. Do the symptoms last long? A few minutes? If you purposely try to relax, can you make the pain stop? Do you do anything preventive? Like yoga, meditation, self hypnosis?
 

ozzie

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It is quite Rare and happens when you least expect it, mine is more variant, hubbys mainly happens at night.
I don't do yoga or meditation or self hynosis.
We live a healthy lifestyle,no drinking ,smoking or drugs and gave up smoking 40 years ago, and have a healthy diet.
It seems to come in episodes you could go for months and then have a week of them in a row.
It was discovered by Myron Prinzmetal.
Prinzmetal's variant angina | Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) – an NCATS Program
 
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