Coronary artery spasm
A coronary artery spasm is a sudden tightening of the muscles within the arteries of the heart. When this occurs, the arteries get narrowed and prevent blood from flowing to the heart. Coronary artery spasms are also known as coronary artery contractions.
Common symptoms can include:
· pain on the left side of your chest
· chest tightness
· a feeling of constriction
Coronary artery spasms may be triggered by:
- Tobacco use
- Exposure to cold
- Extreme emotional stress
- Use of illegal stimulant drugs, such as amphetamines and cocaine.
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