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can asthma make angina worse?

I developed adult onset asthma in 07, I was 47. Dec09 I was diagnosed with prinzmetal angina. I am on a  channel blocker called procardia and nitro. Also pulmicort and albuterol.The pollen has been so high and I discovered a mold problem in my house. I have been using my rescue inhaler more,and the spasms in my chest are more frequent. Is it related?


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hat answer is vey misleading I have Coronary Artery Spasm and when I have Asthma attacks with Hypoxia it most certainly causes increased Angina. Then the albuterol makes it even worse and lands me in ER often for both hypoxia with out the albuterol and with even more increased angina and unable to stop angina with sublingual spray after taking albuterol. Several times  Physicians have called ambulance from their office after administering albuterol and setting to off of because severe hypoxia sets off the angina. Also my Xopenex can kick of angina as well but I can normally get that stopped with nitro. Influenza almost always causes increased asthma and a circle of hypoxia & Angina.
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Hi,
      Asthma cannot worsen angina but over use of inhaler albuterol can lead to low potassium levels in the blood, which in turn can cause palpitations, arrhythmias, irregular beats etc. So if you are experiencing frequent attacks of asthma, you should try to prevent triggering agents which cause asthma and also get evaluated by a pulmonologist for correction of dose of polemicist for preventing further attacks of asthma. Hope this helps. Best.
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