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Open Access The Challenges of Treating Acute Myocardial Infarction due to Variant Angina: Lesson from an Interesting Case

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Coronary artery spasm can cause recurrent variant angina with ST-segment elevation. The patient was asymptomatic with normal vitals and ECG was normal. We present a case associated with transient ST-segment elevation and significant increase in troponin levels with non-critical lesion with normal CAG.

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Keywords: Variant angina; calcium channel blockers; coronary angiography; coronary spasm; transient ST segment changes; troponin levels

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Cardiology Department II, Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital (The First Affiliated Hospital of Shandong First Medical University), Ji’nan 250014, People’s Republic of China

Publication date: February 1, 2021

This article was made available online on November 5, 2020 as a Fast Track article with title: "The Challenges of Treating Acute Myocardial Infarction due to Variant Angina: Lesson from an Interesting Case".

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  • Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) publishes focused articles and original clinical research that explore novel developments in cardiovascular disease, effective control and rehabilitation in cardiovascular disease, and promote cardiovascular innovations and applications for the betterment of public health globally. The journal publishes basic research that has clinical applicability in order to promote timely communication of the latest insights relating to coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, prevention of cardiovascular disease with a heavy emphasis on risk factor modification. Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications is the official journal of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). It aims to continue the work of the GW-ICC by providing a global scientific communication platform for cardiologists that bridges East and West.

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