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-intermittent chest pain due to myocardial ischemia due to less than normal coronary blood flow
The most common cause for the inadequate blood flow is _____.
Three main types of angina
1. Stable Angina (Classic or Typical)
2. Variant Angina (Prinzmetal)
3. Unstable Angina
All 3 types of angina are due to:
-narrowed lumen of moderate to large size coronary arteries
Stable Angina
-atherosclerotic plaque causes coronary stenosis
-exertion causes pain
-pain is relieved by rest
Variant Angina (Prinzmetal Angina)
-coronary vasospasm causes temporary stenosis
-occurs at rest &/or awakens at night
-often women <50 years old