HIROFUMI YASUE, M.D.; MASATO TOUYAMA, M.D.; SATORU TANAKA, M.D.; FUMIYA AKIYAMA, M.D.
To the editor: Prinzmetal's variant form of angina is characterized by recurring attacks of chest pain that, in contrast to classical angina, occur at rest, are not precipitated by exercise or emotional stress, and are associated with transient S-T segment elevation in the electrocardiogram (1). The mechanism by which the attacks occur, however, remains unknown. We report a patient with Prinzmetal's variant form of angina, with normal coronary arteriograms, which was induced by parasympathomimetic drugs and suppressed by atropine.
A 64-year-old man was admitted to hospital complaining of recurrent attacks of chest pain for 30 years; for the preceding 3
YASUE H, TOUYAMA M, TANAKA S, AKIYAMA F. Prinzmetal's Angina: Atropine Suppression. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:553. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-4-553_1
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