Heart 89:e25 doi:10.1136/heart.89.9.e25
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Successful brachytherapy of coronary vasospasm

  1. T Chatterjee1,
  2. P D Juelke2,
  3. P Thum2,
  4. P Erne1
  1. 1Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
  2. 2Division of Radiotherapy, Kantonsspital Luzern
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr T Chatterjee, Division Cardiology, Kantonsspital Luzern, 6006 Lucerne 16, Switzerland;
  • Accepted 21 May 2003


Brachytherapy is a proposed treatment for in-stent restenosis and is the subject of several clinical trials and debates. The standard treatment of patients with variant angina is to eliminate vasoconstrictive factors and to administer vasodilating drugs. This is the first description of successful brachytherapy for coronary spasm.