International standardization of diagnostic criteria for vasospastic angina

John F. Beltrame, Filippo Crea, Juan Carlos Kaski, Hisao Ogawa, Peter Ong, Udo Sechtem, Hiroaki Shimokawa, C. Noel Bairey Merz, On Behalf of the Coronary Vasomotion Disorders International Study Group (COVADIS), International standardization of diagnostic criteria for vasospastic angina, European Heart Journal, Volume 38, Issue 33, 01 September 2017, Pages 2565–2568, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehv351

Abstract

The Coronary Vasomotion Disorders International Study Group (COVADIS) was established to develop international standards for the diagnostic criteria of coronary vasomotor disorders. The first symposium held on the 4–5 September 2013 addressed the criteria for vasospastic angina, which included the following (i) nitrate-responsive angina, (ii) transient ischaemic electrocardiogram changes, and (iii) documented coronary artery spasm. Adoption of these diagnostic criteria will improve the clinical diagnosis of this condition and facilitate research in this field.

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Authors: Beltrame, John F.; Crea, Filippo

Publication: European Heart Journal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Date published: August 5th, 2015

 

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