Syndrome X was diagnosed in a female patient who presented with typical angina and a non-Q wave myocardial infarction, yet demonstrated normal coronary arteries. Syndrome X has been described as an impairment in normal endothelial function of the coronary microvasculature, resulting in inappropriate vasoconstriction and inadequate coronary flow reserve. In this article we review pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in a single case.
Skip Nav Destination
Articles| March 01 1996
Syndrome X: a discussion of angina and normal coronary arteries
Am J Crit Care (1996) 5 (2): 99–101.
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
KA Zell, SE Reis; Syndrome X: a discussion of angina and normal coronary arteries. Am J Crit Care 1 March 1996; 5 (2): 99–101. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ajcc1918.104.22.168
Download citation file: