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What should I do if I think I have variant angina?

If you think you are having variant angina, or any other unusual chest pain, you may need to seek emergency medical attention. Unlike stable angina, variant angina can occur while you are at rest. In addition, the symptoms of variant angina and a heart attack are similar, and a coronary artery spasm can lead to heart attack. Call 911 or get to an emergency room immediately.

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