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Midventricular hypokinesis as a cardiac manifestation of anaphylaxis: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17138042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of anaphylaxis in which left midventricular hypokinesis was found by echocardiogram performed while the patient was hypotensive shortly after the onset of acute chest pain with S-T segment elevations. Cardiac injury was confirmed by elevation of cardiac enzymes. Repeated echocardiogram 2 days later demonstrated normal ventricular wall function and coronary angiogram demonstrated no angiographically apparent disease. We discuss possible mechanisms for cardiac injury and suggest mast cell-mediated coronary spasm as the most likely.
Yuchi Han; Susan Yeon
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:  19     ISSN:  1097-6795     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-01     Completed Date:  2006-12-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1529.e9-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anaphylaxis / complications*,  ultrasonography*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / etiology*,  ultrasonography*

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