Esophageal reflux and variant angina pectoris

A. Janosi, A. Sarai, J. Faller

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Abstract

A patient was hospitalized because of retrosternal pain that was unrelated to effort and recurred in the early morning hours. An esophageal diverticulum and a hiatal hernia were found. The patient had complaints despite medical therapy and was operated on. After operation, the patient had the same pain. A cardiologist was consulted, who suggested Prinzmetal variant angina. During arteriography, coronary artery disease was found. Revascularization was indicated and performed; after that the patient has remained free of any complaints. This observation reaffirmed Prinzmetal's original statement that: 'The key to the diagnosis...is the taking of a painstaking history.'

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1442-1443
Number of pages2
JournalCHEST
Volume100
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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