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spastic heart probs

i have been diagnosed with spastic angina.  i have blood pressure 116 over 72 angiogram shows no problem with cholesterol 2.5 on test. i have been given norvasc and lipitol ? please tel me if this sounds feasable
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Individuals with coronary spastic angina have  abnormal responses to constrictive and/or dilative stimuli as a rsult of a localized or diffuse disorder of the coronary artery complex..  

I assume the diagnosis of hyperreactive responses not only to the constrictor effects of acetylcholine, but also the dilator effects of nitroglycerin were detected diffusely in the epicardial coronary arteries of patients with coronary spastic angina.

The goal of treatment is to control chest pain and to prevent heart attack. The pain is relieved by a medicine called nitroglycerin (dilates coronary vessels).  You have been prescribed norvasc and that should relieve any chest pains. Norvasc is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It dilates blood vessels and slows the heart to reduce blood pressure and the pain of angina.  Calcium channel blockers may be needed long term. Medications may also include beta-blockers. However, in some cases of spastic angina, beta-blockers may be harmful.

Lipitor is medication to help control cholesterol.  According to your post information you are receiving appropriate medication to treat symptoms of spastic angina.


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