Patients with variant angina typically report a pattern of chest pain at rest that lasts 5-15 minutes and is most often present from midnight until early morning. Short-acting nitrates are effective in decreasing pain. Exertion does not trigger the pain, and it is not relieved with rest as in patients with stable angina. Patients with variant angina are typically younger and do not typically have classic cardiovascular risk factors.
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