Spontaneous and diffuse coronary artery spasm unresponsive to conventional intracoronary pharmacological therapy: A case report

Haroon Rashid, Robert J. Marshall, Daniel J. Diver, Jeffrey A. Breall

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations


We report a case of coronary artery spasm in a woman without atherosclerotic risk factors. Coronary arteries were initially normal angiographically; however, repeat angiogram for severe chest pain revealed diffuse spasm of left circumflex system. Vasospasm did not respond to intracoronary pharmacotherapy and resulted in Q-wave myocardial infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-191
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 12 2000



  • Calcium blockers
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Nitrates
  • Spasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Cite this