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Termination of ventricular tachycardia after methoxamine.
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PMID:  16573515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A case of ventricular tachycardia which reverted with intravenous methoxamine is presented. The methoxamine was used to increase blood pressure during anaesthesia for direct current cardioversion. While alpha adrenergic agonists have been used previously to increase vagal tone via a baroreceptor mechanism to revert supraventricular tachycardias, this is the first case where a sustained ventricular tachycardia reverted with an alpha adrenergic agonist. The mechanisms likely to have caused the reversion are discussed.
J Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1441-2772     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Resusc     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-31     Completed Date:  2006-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888170     Medline TA:  Crit Care Resusc     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-61     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Anaesthetics, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, United Kingdom.
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