Patients

Triggers & Coping Strategies

We've compiled prevention and coping strategies that some people have found helpful in managing their coronary vasospasms. Please discuss these strategies with your Cardiology team to ensure they are safe and appropriate for you to adopt. Some supplements and herbs can interact with the conventional medications you are already prescribed. They may also be expensive with varied concentrations and quality control of the contents.

Real Patient Stories

People from all over the world have shared with us their own personal stories and experiences living with Coronary Vasospasm and Microvascular Angina.

These are their stories.

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Watch Featured Patient Video Stories

Everyone has their own unique story dealing with these heart conditions. Watch as people share their own personal journeys they experience while living with these conditions.

Would you like to have your video story featured on our website? We would love to hear from you and share your stories with our readers. Contact us today to find out how to have your video story featured on our website.

Other hidden voices behind Heart Spasms

The International Heart Spasms Alliance (IHSA) has created a space for people to share more stories with our readers. These podcasts are produced independently of the IHSA.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed during these podcasts are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the International Heart Spasms Alliance (IHSA). Any content provided by the contributors are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything.

Creative Corner

The IHSA creative corner includes poetry and artwork related to Coronary Vasospasm and Microvascular Angina which were submitted to us by patients and their loved ones. You are welcome to browse through our creative corner to explore all of the wonderful works of art we were delighted to have featured in this area.

Have you created any artwork related to either of these conditions? Would you like to share your work with us to possibly have it featured on our website someday, in the near future, and seen by our readers? Contact us today to find out how!

A Loved One’s Perspective

These conditions don’t only affect patients. Loved ones from all over the world have shared with us their own perspectives and experiences dealing with Coronary Vasospasm and Microvascular Angina.

These are their stories.

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Advocating for your own health

Keep a diary of your symptoms and triggers. Avoid any triggers if you can. Be prepared to use your coping strategies when necessary. Ensure you take your medication as prescribed and consult your doctor when adding any additional medications or other changes.

Arm yourself with knowledge. Learn as much as you can about your condition by using the resources on the IHSA website.

Get Informed

Learn all about the symptoms, causes and triggers of these heart conditions.

Educate. Inform. Enlighten.