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)

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

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

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Salt Water Float Therapy)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (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
2
Tried for
Prinzmetal angina (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Imdur)
Perceived effectiveness
for Prinzmetal angina (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hypotension
Total evaluations
4
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)

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

(Atenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Prinzmetal angina (1 evaluation)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Prinzmetal angina (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cardizem)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Prinzmetal angina (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Salt Water Float Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
stress (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?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 44 say Prinzmetal angina is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 4
40s 23
50s 39
60s 39
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 14
40-49 years 19
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 27
Female 89

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 70
Not Diagnosed 1

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