Medical Definition of Prinzmetal's angina
: angina pectoris of a variant form that is characterized by chest pain during rest and by an elevated ST segment during pain and that is typically caused by an obstructive lesion in the coronary artery
Biographical Note for prinzmetal's angina
Myron (1908–1987), American cardiologist. Prinzmetal served for many years as attending physician at Los Angeles's Cedars of Lebanon Hospital and as professor of clinical medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He published monographs on auricular arrhythmias and related cardiac conditions. He published his first description of Prinzmetal's angina in 1955 with R. A. Massumi as coauthor.
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