alexa Prinzmetal or Vasospastic Angina in a Young Woman: An Under-Diagnosed Pathology
ISSN: 2155-9880

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology
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Prinzmetal or Vasospastic Angina in a Young Woman: An Under-Diagnosed Pathology

Mingou JS1, Zabalawi A2, Delaunay R2, Payot L2, Dioum M3*, Ndao SCT1, Aw F1, Diack B4, Ndiaye MB1, Diao M1, Kane A4 and Ba SA1

1Cardiology Department, Aristide Le Dantec Hospital University, Dakar, Senegal

2Cardiology Department, Yves Le Foll Hospital, Saint Brieuc, France

3Cardiology Department, Fann Hospital University, Dakar, Senegal

4Cardiology Department, Hoggy Hospital University, Dakar, Senegal

*Corresponding Author:
Dioum M
Cardiology Department
Fann Hospital University, Dakar, Senegal
Tel: +00221776551883
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: March 08, 2017; Accepted Date: May 10, 2017; Published Date: May 15, 2017

Citation: Mingou JS, Zabalawi A, Delaunay R, Payot L, Dioum M, et al. (2017) Prinzmetal or Vasospastic Angina in a Young Woman: An Under- Diagnosed Pathology. J Clin Exp Cardiolog 8:517. doi: 10.4172/2155-9880.1000517

Copyright: © 2017 Mingou JS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Vasospastic angina is considered rare but its prevalence is probably underestimated, especially in the case of atheromatous coronary lesions. Its diagnosis remains important because of its poor prognosis and its therapeutic features. We report a clinical case illustrating the issue of vasospastic angina’s diagnosis. Diagnostic ways such as coronary spasm challenge tests must be adapted to the evolution of the techniques and the use of coronary angiography nowadays, in particular the preferential use of the radial pathway especially in women with a smaller radial caliber compared to men.


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