Coronary Artery Vasospasm Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Stanley S Wang, JD, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is coronary artery vasospasm?

What is the pathophysiology of coronary artery vasospasm?

What is the epidemiology of coronary artery vasospasm in the US?

What is the global prevalence of coronary artery vasospasm?

What are the demographic predilections in the prevalence of coronary artery vasospasm?

What is the prognosis of coronary artery vasospasm?

What is the Japanese Coronary Spasm Association (JCSA) risk score coronary artery vasospasm?

What are complications of coronary artery vasospasm?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of coronary artery vasospasm?

DDX

How is coronary artery vasospasm differentiated from atherosclerotic coronary disease?

What are the differential diagnoses for Coronary Artery Vasospasm?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of coronary artery vasospasm?

What is the role of perfusion imaging and echocardiography in the workup of coronary artery vasospasm?

What is the role of electrocardiography and monitoring in the workup of coronary artery vasospasm?

What is the role of angiography in the workup of coronary artery vasospasm?

What is the role of provocative testing in the workup of coronary artery vasospasm?

What are contraindications to provocative testing in the evaluation of coronary artery vasospasm?

Treatment

What is included in the inial management of coronary artery vasospasm?

What is included in pharmacologic therapy for coronary artery vasospasm?

What is the role of percutaneous and surgical revascularization in the management of coronary artery vasospasm?

Medications

What are the mainstays of medical therapy for coronary artery vasospasm?

Which medications in the drug class Calcium Channel Blockers are used in the treatment of Coronary Artery Vasospasm?

Which medications in the drug class Nitrates, Angina are used in the treatment of Coronary Artery Vasospasm?