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Generalized tetany: an unusual complication during dobutamine stress echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12415240     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dobutamine stress echocardiography is a frequently used noninvasive method for the evaluation of inducible myocardial ischemia, myocardial viability, and preoperative cardiac risk. Although its clinical safety has been validated, side effects and complications especially with the coadministration of atropine can occur. We report a case of generalized tetany in a 49-year-old woman undergoing dobutamine stress echocardiography.
Amr E Abbas; Rochelle Loftis; Steven J Lester; Michael B Crawford; Christopher P Appleton
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-04     Completed Date:  2003-03-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1414-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / complications,  ultrasonography
Atropine / adverse effects*,  diagnostic use
Cardiotonic Agents / adverse effects,  diagnostic use
Dobutamine / adverse effects,  diagnostic use
Echocardiography, Stress / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Parasympatholytics / adverse effects*,  diagnostic use
Tetany / chemically induced*,  drug therapy
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cardiotonic Agents; 0/Parasympatholytics; 34368-04-2/Dobutamine; 51-55-8/Atropine

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