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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Sarah's story

Sarah Brown, one of the founding members of IHSA, was invited by Wondr, an educational platform for Cardiologists, to take part in one of their webinars.

In the presentation, Sarah talks about her experience of trying to find out why she lives with angina, without obstructed coronary arteries.

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.