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Medical Term:

Prinzmetal angina

Pronunciation: prinz′met-ăl


a form of angina pectoris, characterized by pain that is not precipitated by cardiac work, is of longer duration, is usually more severe, and is associated with unusual electrocardiographic manifestations including elevated ST segments in leads that usually show such elevation during acute coronary thrombosis occurring at night in bed.

Synonym(s): angina inversa, variant angina pectoris

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