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Altered coagulative states such as increased serum fibrinogen level and plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI1), and other thrombin dependent factors also predispose to vasoconstriction. Normal coronary angina syndromes as a clinical group can be manifested as typical or atypical angina associated with the finding of normal coronary arteries at coronary angiography. The presence of “slow flow” of contrast (clearance of contrast in Ͼ3 systolic cycles) after coronary injection confirms the diagnostic group of Slow Flow Phenomenon.
Mild ischemia is represented by up-sloping ST-segment depression. More severe ischemia is associated with horizontal or down-sloping ST depression of varying degree. The deeper the ST-segment depression, the greater the amount of ischemia. Down-sloping ST-segment depression or deep symmetrical Twave inversion is indicative of NSTEMI. With MI, there is accompanying cardiac enzyme (CK, troponin I and T, myoglobin) release. When the vessel is occluded and flow is absent, ST-segment elevation is indicative of STEMI.
In the dexamethasone suppression test, 1 mg of dexamethasone is taken orally at 11 pm and plasma cortisol level taken at 8 am the next day. A level of Ͻ 5 g/dL excludes Cushing’s syndrome in most patients. If these screening tests are abnormal, further specialized investigations are required to define the anatomic lesion — pituitary microadenoma (80%), adrenal adenoma or hyperplasia. 6) Pheochromocytoma This catecholamine-secreting tumor of the adrenal medulla presents with either persistent or paroxysmal hypertension.