Prinzmetal angina

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What is Prinzmetal angina?

Prinzmetal angina, also known as variant angina or angina inversa, is a syndrome typically consisting of cardiac chest pain (angina) that occurs at rest and in cycles.

Common symptoms reported by people with Prinzmetal angina

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Prinzmetal angina

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nitrostat)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Prinzmetal angina (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Prinzmetal angina (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Imdur)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Prinzmetal angina (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Water aerobics)
Type
Exercise
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tenormin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Prinzmetal angina (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with Prinzmetal angina, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Prinzmetal angina

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nitrostat)
Perceived effectiveness
for Prinzmetal angina (2 evaluations)
Side effects
headache on right side of head headaches
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Prinzmetal angina (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for Prinzmetal angina (2 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches swelling in lower extremities
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Prinzmetal angina (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Imdur)
Perceived effectiveness
for Prinzmetal angina (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hypotension
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Prinzmetal angina (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches rebound migraines
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Water aerobics)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tenormin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Prinzmetal angina (1 evaluation)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Prinzmetal angina (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Prinzmetal angina, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Prinzmetal angina on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 4
40s 27
50s 34
60s 30
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 19
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 18
Female 82

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 66
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from Prinzmetal angina patients who have completed their condition history
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