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How do other illnesses affect variant angina?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

High blood pressure increases the risk of variant angina because it can harm arteries. High cholesterol may lead to narrowing of the arteries that allow blood to flow to the heart, increasing the risk of angina. Illnesses that increase the risk of variant angina caused by coronary artery spasm include lupus, arteritis, or Kawasaki disease.

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