Coronary artery spasm is a temporary, sudden narrowing of one of the coronary arteries (the arteries that supply blood to the heart). The spasm slows or stops blood flow through the artery and starves part of the heart of oxygen-rich blood.
Variant angina; Angina - variant; Prinzmetal's angina
The spasm often occurs in coronary arteries that have not become hardened due to plaque buildup (
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Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
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