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Prinzmetal Angina

Were you looking for information about Prinzmetal's Angina? Prinzmetal angina is a common misspelling of Prinzmetal's angina.
 
Prinzmetal's angina, otherwise known as variant angina, is a rare form of angina that typically occurs in younger people. Common symptoms of this condition include severe chest pain, nausea, and fatigue. Other symptoms include feelings of indigestion and a pressing, squeezing sensation in the chest.
 
The condition is caused by a spasm in a coronary artery, which narrows the artery and causes reduced blood flow to the heart. Unlike other forms of angina, Prinzmetal's angina can occur in people with or without coronary artery disease.
 
Treatment for the condition generally involves medication, such as nitroglycerin. It is also recommended that people who smoke should stop smoking, as smoking increases the risk that an artery will spasm.
  
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