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Prinzmetal (not Sure Of Spelling) Angina

Prinzmetal (not Sure Of Spelling) Angina

I have Variant angina or heart spasm where the heart muscle spasms and clamps down the width of the heart vessels just like what would happen if the vessels were blocked with plac. This chest pain never shows up on a EKG but it is real and very annoying because it lasts for hours sometimes and goes up my neck and to the roof of my mouth or into my jaw and teeth. I am now on a long acting nitro glycerin pill that really helps but sometimes the pain is there but not as bad.… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Yeah my veins are so clogged that after the stent collapsed Dr tried putting another one in but to no avail groan, wrist and arm were so clogged. So not sure how he thinks he's going to put a new one in. Dr thinks the blood is pooling in the new vein that is carrying the blood past the collapsed stent. He put me on a long acting nitro and have not had any pain, my pain almost always happen when I wake in the morning and sit up in bed

posted about 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Sounds like you have a blockage in the vessels of your heart. Those stents can be placed during a catherization and they are very simple these days. I had one a year ago and they put the catheter through your wrists now instead of the groin. I would have that done if I were you. In my case I have no blockages and my angina is caused solely by muscle contractions squeezing the vessels down in size, not a blockage. The nitro is a smooth muscle relaxant so it helps that pain. It can go on for hours but don't have nausea or sweating like you usually do with a heart attack. The palpitations I have had for the last three years. Have you had your thyroid lab worked lately? that can cause palpitations. I have my apple watch that runs a EKG if I feel those palpitations then I can print that off or send it in a message over the phone if need to. You can save them on your phone and when you go to the doctor they can see the strip where you were having those symptoms. It relieves me to know I can do that but some people would be more anxious maybe. For me I would rather know I can prove when something is happening because you never seem to have the palpitations when you are in the doctors office. Mine always come in the late evening. Fran

posted about 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Not sure if it's the same as you but in the morning when I sit up in bed I was getting pain. About 6 years ago I had a stent placebo about 4 years ago it collapsed. Last week I saw my Dr and he thinks that the view that has allowed the blood to get past the collapsed vein isn't working now he wants to put another stent. The pain I was getting was in my neck ,jaw and chest into my back. He put me on the long acting nitro and have not had any morning pain. The problem I am having now is palpitations which scares me more than the Angina .

posted about 2 years ago
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