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coronary heart spasm

I have been having intermittent angina like pains in my chest for a number of years they mainly occur when I am resting or asleep, it starts as a dull pain but quickly spreads round my back and into my jaw. A test for angina a few years ago suggested it was angina but a subsequent angiogram revealed no problems with my heart. My g.p.and a consultant I saw keep saying it is a reflux problem but I know my body and I do not suffer from reflux problems it is like a spasm in my chest. W hen I read the article in the latest edition of Heart Matters of Coronary Heart Spasm something just clicked. I would be grateful for more information.

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Like you I have chest pain at rest, waking me at night, occasionally during the day. All tests are negative.Reading other people’s posts, I don’t get it when it is cold or if I am stressed, so like you don’t know what to think. All other tests of digestive system are normal. Until someone can tell me what is causing this problem I will continue to believe it is cardiac in origin.

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Hi. We have same situation. I have angina feelings so i decide see a cardiologist but the laboratory test is negative. What should we do?

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At the moment I am doing nothing ! Keeping a diary of the pain when it occurs . I did dial 999 recently as told to by GP and consultant . Paramedics excellent, but ECG etc all normal. I was taken to hospital for a blood test but the traponin level came back at 8, apparently normal. So I wait to decide what to do next, possibly ask for a second opinion. I have an appointment to see GP in May ,as when my bloods were taken at the hospital, their one concern was a raised creatinine level of 138 ! I don’t suppose there is a link and I don’t suppose there is anything that can be done about that either. As I keep sayin, time will tell.

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Hi Mollymagic

You might be interested in this Heart Matters article and Microvascular angina information leaflet too. Vasospastic angina/ Coronary artery spasms and Microvascular angina can be very difficult to tell apart.

I live with spasms in both my small and large coronary blood vessels.

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Perhaps print this information out and discuss it with your GP and ask to be referred to a Cardiologist who has some knowledge and understanding of Microvascular and vasospastic angina.

Good luck.

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I too had chest pains while just sitting doing nothing, I was sent for a treadmill test....passed with flying colours....but was told I had spasms of the arteries, I was given a spray for under my tongue when the pains started, and was also given isosorbide mononitrate ...these pills relax the arteries, I've been taking them for over 20 years, and I've no pain now...I don't even need the spray...hope this helps

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Hi.. Your spasm cured in that spray. Is it very effective? I want to cure my heart spasm too.

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Thank you for your e.mail. Yesterday after 10years of various tests I Was diagnosed with, I Am not completely sure, with either microvascular angina or coronary heart spasms. This was after reading the article in Heart Matters and putting the results of all these tests together and going to discuss it with my GP, Her reply was quote, I think you are right, unquote. I used a spray effectivtly for a number of years and are now on isosorbide tablets as well. Thank you for confirming I am now on the right medication. Regards

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if you feel the pain starting...then take the spray.....but that itself wont stop spasms altogether...I was also given isosorbide mononitrate pills which I take twice daily....they help to relax the arteries

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Is the mononitrate isosobride can cure the spasm for a lifetime if youve take it mentain?

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Plss.. Help me im so paranoid for now..

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Hi craftbella.. Is your heartarteryspasm was cured for now after taking isosorbade mononitrate?

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