Coronary arterial spasm as a cause of exercise-induced ST-segment elevation in patients with variant angina

G. Specchia, S. de Servi, C. Falcone, E. Bramucci, L. Angoli, A. Mussini, G. P. Marinoni, C. Montemartini, P. Bobba

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Abstract

Four patients with variant angina pectoris exhibited reproducible exercise-induced chest pain and ST-segment elevation. Coronary arterial spasm was documented with arteriography during exercise-induced ST-segment elevation (three patients) or after intravenous administration of ergonovine maleate (one patient). Our observations show that in patients with variant angina, exercise can trigger coronary arterial spasm, thus inducing anginal pain and ST-segment elevation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)948-954
Number of pages7
JournalCirculation
Volume59
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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