January 1982

Coronary Artery Spasm Appearing as Syncope

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center (Drs Beltran, Lichstein, Sanders, Hollander, Greengart, and Jonas); the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center (Drs Lichstein, Sanders, Hollander, Greengart, and Jonas), Brooklyn.

Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(1):192-194. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340140194036

• A 56-year-old man had coronary artery spasm. The initial manifestation of the disease was syncope that occurred at night. Coronary artery spasm was documented by Holter recording and cardiac catheterization. The patient was effectively treated with nitrates and calcium-blocking agents.

(Arch Intern Med 1982;142:192-194)