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Coronary Artery Vasospasm

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Question: What causes the coronary arteries to undergo vasospasm? Something to do with the formation of a micro thrombis and vasoconstriction? So is vasospasm just short term or can it happen over a longer period of time, for example, due to an obstruction such as a thrombus?

Answer: Spasm is a basic property of the smooth muscle in the walls of the artery. Some individuals have a tendency for vasospasm. It is not definitely linked to micro thrombi. Spasm can occur in the smooth muscle adjacent to a plaque as well as in a healthy region.

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