Two patients presented with features typical of Prinzmetal's variant angina: recurrent episodes of chest discomfort at rest associated with transient ST segment elevation. Episodes of recurrent ischemia persisted despite treatment with intravenous nitroglycerin. Coronary arteriography disclosed a high grade stenotic lesion and intracoronary thrombus in both patients. Coronary spasm was not demonstrated. These observations suggest that “dynamic thrombosis” may have a more important role than heretofore recognized in some patients with Prinzmetal's variant angina.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Interventional Cardiology|
|State||Published - 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine