Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine

Chest Pain with Normal Coronary Angiograms: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management

Editors: Kaski, Juan Carlos (Ed.)

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This book is timely and challenging. Within its pages are commentaries and opinions on the scientific background and explanatory ideas for a complex of symptoms and investigations known as syndrome X. The commonest cause by far of angina pectoris is coronary artery obstruction due to atheromatous lesions both within the wall of the artery and intruding into the lumen; in such patients it is expected that there maybe ST segment depression on atrial pacing or on an exercise test indicating myocardial ischemia. Syndrome X was a term first used in an editorial written by Kemp in 1973. He was referring to patients in group X in a paper from Arbogast and Bourassa. Patients in group X had three features, namely angina as judged on a clinical history, alterations of the ST segment on the electrocardiogram during atrial pacing and smooth unobstructed coronary arteries (presumed normal) as assessed by the technique of coronary angiography. The changes on the electrocardiogram, conventionally indicative of myocardial ischemia, could not be explained on the basis of any abnormality of the coronary arteries and Kemp named the complex of fmdings syndrome X because of this seeming paradox and the lack of a single explanation. In the last thirty-one years there has been substantial scientific interest in this syndrome giving rise to a large number of publications. The name syndrome X has led to considerable confusion. Physicians are familiar with the X chromosome and with X linked congenital disorders.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chest Pain with Normal Coronary Angiograms: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management
Editors
  • Juan Carlos Kaski
Series Title
Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
Series Volume
213
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-5181-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-5181-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8421-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7360-5
Series ISSN
0166-9842
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 308
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