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Pheochromocytoma associated ventricular tachycardia blocked with atenolol.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2090675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ventricular tachycardia in patients with phenochromocytoma is rare. We report a patient with a norepinephrine-secreting extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma who had exercise induced ventricular tachycardia. Prior to diagnosis, the patient was treated with a selective beta 1 blocker, atenolol, which resulted in suppression of the dysrhythmia and amelioration of the hypertension. This is the first reported case of selective beta blockade suppressing ventricular tachycardia in a patient with a pheochromocytoma. Electrocardiographic abnormalities described in patients with pheochromocytoma are reviewed.
R D Michaels; J H Hays; J T O'Brian; K M Shakir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endocrinological investigation     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0391-4097     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Endocrinol. Invest.     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-06     Completed Date:  1991-06-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806594     Medline TA:  J Endocrinol Invest     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  943-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland 20889-5000.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / complications*
Atenolol / therapeutic use*
Dopamine / blood
Epinephrine / blood
Hypertension / drug therapy,  etiology
Norepinephrine / blood
Pheochromocytoma / complications*
Tachycardia / drug therapy,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Vanilmandelic Acid / urine
Reg. No./Substance:
29122-68-7/Atenolol; 51-41-2/Norepinephrine; 51-43-4/Epinephrine; 55-10-7/Vanilmandelic Acid

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