Successful treatment of vasospastic angina with a coronary stent

J Invasive Cardiol. 2000 Nov;12(11):586-8.


Calcium antagonists are the treatment of choice in vasospasm angina when no stenosis or mild stenosis are present. We present a case in which ergonovine echocardiography showed vasospasm of the right coronary artery despite optimal medical treatment. Stenting of a mild stenosis in that artery successfully controlled vasospasm and a pre-discharge ergonovine echocardiographic test was negative. The patient remains asymptomatic one year after stenting.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angina Pectoris, Variant / diagnostic imaging
  • Angina Pectoris, Variant / therapy*
  • Calcium Channel Blockers / therapeutic use
  • Coronary Vessels*
  • Echocardiography
  • Ergonovine
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Stents*


  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Ergonovine