How is variant (Prinzmetal) angina characterized?

Updated: Oct 01, 2020
  • Author: Walter Tan, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Variant (Prinzmetal) angina is characterized by transient ST-segment elevation and can involve multiple coronary arterial territories. Patients typically respond to nitroglycerin and high-dose, and sometimes even dual, calcium channel blockers.


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