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Eur Heart J. 2017 Sep 1;38(33):2565-2568. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv351.

International standardization of diagnostic criteria for vasospastic angina.

Author information

1
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
2
Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.
3
Cardiovascular and Cell Sciences Research Institute, St George's, University of London, London, UK.
4
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan.
5
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan.
6
Department of Cardiology, Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus, Stuttgart, Germany.
7
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.
8
Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 127 S. San Vicente Blvd Suite A3206, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Abstract

The Coronary Vasomotion Disorders International Study Group (COVADIS) was established to develop international standards for the diagnostic criteria of coronary vasomotor disorders. The first symposium held on the 4-5 September 2013 addressed the criteria for vasospastic angina, which included the following (i) nitrate-responsive angina, (ii) transient ischaemic electrocardiogram changes, and (iii) documented coronary artery spasm. Adoption of these diagnostic criteria will improve the clinical diagnosis of this condition and facilitate research in this field.

KEYWORDS:

Coronary artery disease; Coronary artery spasm; Ischaemic heart disease; Vasospastic angina

PMID:
26245334
DOI:
10.1093/eurheartj/ehv351
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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