Tsung O. Cheng, M.D., F.A.C.P.; T. Bashour, M.D.; G. A. Kelser, M.D., F.A.C.P.; L. Weiss, M.D.; J. Bacos, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Variant angina of Prinzmetal has been generally thought to be caused by a focal stenotic lesion of a major coronary artery, which should be an ideal lesion for saphenous-vein graft bypass. Recognition of this syndrome would then be of particular diagnostic and therapeutic importance if such a consistent association can be demonstrated. Four patients with typical variant angina who had normal coronary arteriograms are reported. A number of observations in these four patients raised pertinent questions about the nature of this syndrome, the pathogenesis of angina, and the therapeutic implications. In common with Prinzmetal's original description, all four patients had
Cheng TO, Bashour T, Kelser GA, et al. Variant Angina of Printzmetal with Normal Coronary Arteriograms: A Variant of the Variant.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:862. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-862_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):862.
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