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Beta Adrenergic Receptor Blockade Causing Severe Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction during Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography in a Patient with No Structural Heart Disease.
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PMID:  21988278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 41-year-old woman with a history of neurocardiogenic syncope treated with beta-blockers was admitted with chest pain. Dobutamine echocardiogram images demonstrated decreased global LV systolic wall motion and thickening. Coronary angiograms were normal. Beta-blockers were stopped and dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE) was repeated. Dobutamine images demonstrated increased global LV systolic wall motion and thickening. Beta-blockers were restarted and again dobutamine produced global LV dysfunction. This case suggests that DSE wall motion response may be falsely abnormal in a patient on beta-blockers. Physicians should be aware of this possibility when interpreting dobutamine echocardiography in patients taking beta-blockers. (Echocardiography, ****;**:E1-E4).
David R Okada; Robert D Okada; Robert O Bonow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma University of Tulsa, Tulsa Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.
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