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Coronary artery spasm leading to life threatening arrhythmias
  1. J N Adams,
  2. M A Denver,
  3. A P Rae
  1. Department Medical Cardiology, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Queen Elizabeth Building, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 2ER, UK
  1. Dr Adams.


A 39 year old woman sustained life threatening arrhythmias associated with coronary artery spasm. On both occasions she was attending hospital outpatient clinics and was successfully resuscitated. Electrocardiography performed during further episodes of pain suggested that spasm could occur in either the right or left coronary artery.

  • coronary artery spasm
  • life threatening arrhythmias

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