Coronary Artery Spasm: Review and Update

  title={Coronary Artery Spasm: Review and Update},
  author={Ming-Jui Hung and Patrick Hu and Ming-yow Hung},
  booktitle={International journal of medical sciences},
Coronary artery spasm (CAS), an intense vasoconstriction of coronary arteries that causes total or subtotal vessel occlusion, plays an important role in myocardial ischemic syndromes including stable and unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death. Coronary angiography and provocative testing usually is required to establish a definitive diagnosis. While the mechanisms underlying the development of CAS are still poorly understood, CAS appears to be a multifactorial… CONTINUE READING


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