Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Microvascular angina

I can remember when decades ago this was often referred to, due to its mysterious nature, as syndrome X. That term is now less commonly used due to the confusing association of “syndrome X” with another entity which is now known as the metabolic syndrome. Moreover with improvement in our understanding it's not so mysterious anymore.

Here is a nice review in American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs. (Medscape free full text here).

Microvascular angina may be primary (no associated defined cardiac disease) or secondary (defined underlying cardiac disease present).

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