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Ventricular Tachycardia Complicating Head-up Tilt Test: The role of Coronary Artery Spasm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20636319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Head-up tilt test (HUT) is frequently used for diagnosis of neurocardiogenic syncope. It mimics orthostatic stress resulting in venous pooling, central hypovolemia with compensated left ventricular hypercontraction, and sympathetic stimulation. Although generally considered to be a safe procedure, we hereby present a rare complication of HUT in a 50-year-old woman with isoproterenol infusion inducing coronary spasm that resulted in ventricular tachycardia. (PACE 2011; 34:e109-e111).
Authors:
Kai-Hang Yiu; Hung-Fat Tse; Chu-Pak Lau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e109-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
©2010, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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