Author(s): Shimizu H, Lee JD, Ogawa KB, Sugiyama T, Yamamoto M,
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Abstract A 48-year-old man with severe variant angina refractory to conventional treatment with calcium antagonists and nitrates, or prazosin, or trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride, became symptom free rapidly when treated with denopamine, a adrenergic beta-1 agonist. Denopamine may prove to be an additional therapeutic agent in the management of severe variant angina. Therefore the response to denopamine and the lack of response to prazosin in this patient suggests that not only the adrenergic alpha receptor but also the adrenergic beta-1 receptor plays an important role in the production of coronary spasm, at least in some patients.
This article was published in Jpn Circ J
and referenced in Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research