Cefalea e malattia arteriosa coronarica

Translated title of the contribution: Headache and coronary heart disease

Gaetano Antonio Lanza, Alfonso Sestito

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Abstract

Myocardial ischemia usually results in typical anginal chest pain, but cardiac pain can occasionally only be referred to regions outside the thorax. Headache, however, is a very unusual expression of myocardial ischemia. Thus, the correct diagnosis of «cardiac headache» is difficult and requires a high dose of suspicion, but it can be crucial to avoid possible life-threatening events. The type and site of headache are not specific, but an episodic occurrence. A short duration and a relationship with exercise or emotional triggers should alert physicians on the possible cardiac origin of headache. Paradoxical relief and prevention of headache by sublingual nitrates are a strong clue to the diagnosis.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)467-470
Number of pages4
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Volume92
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2001

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Coronary Disease
Headache
Myocardial Ischemia
Chest Pain
Nitrates
Thorax
Exercise
Physicians
Pain

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Cefalea e malattia arteriosa coronarica. / Lanza, Gaetano Antonio; Sestito, Alfonso.

In: Recenti Progressi in Medicina, Vol. 92, No. 7-8, 07.2001, p. 467-470.

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Lanza, GA & Sestito, A 2001, 'Cefalea e malattia arteriosa coronarica', Recenti Progressi in Medicina, vol. 92, no. 7-8, pp. 467-470.
Lanza, Gaetano Antonio ; Sestito, Alfonso. / Cefalea e malattia arteriosa coronarica. In: Recenti Progressi in Medicina. 2001 ; Vol. 92, No. 7-8. pp. 467-470.
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