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Title: Sudden death and variant angina
Other Titles: Morte súbita e angina vasoespástica
Authors: Costa, J
Pereira, MA
Correia, A
Rebelo, A
Araúlo, AO
Keywords: Morte Súbita Cardíaca
Angina Pectoris Variante
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia
Citation: Rev Port Cardiol. 2002;21(11):1305-14.
Abstract: Variant angina is defined by chest pain occurring at rest associated with transitory ST segment elevation on ECG, and is caused by a spasm of a coronary artery. Frequently, variant angina is associated with atherosclerotic coronary obstruction and patients with normal coronary arteries are rare. Patients with variant angina and normal coronary arteries have good prognosis, and the development of ventricular arrhythmias or sudden death is rare. The authors present two cases of sudden cardiac death in patients with variant angina and normal coronary arteries.
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