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January 2022

Sustained nonischemic ventricular tachycardia during dobutamine stress echocardiography

Author(s): Price, A., Harris, T., Badran, H., Rouse, C., Ramanathan, K. B.

Journal/Book: Cardiology. 1996; 87: Allschwilerstrasse 10, CH-4009 Basel, Switzerland. Karger. 82-85.

Abstract: Dobutamine stress echocardiography has become widely accepted as a safe, reliable and cost effective modality for the evaluation of patients with suspected myocardial ischemia or for prognostic stratification and outcome assessment in patients with known coronary artery disease, While the benefits of this means of cardiovascular testing are very clearly apparent, it is important to understand and recognize possible complications. This paper discusses the occurrence of sustained, nonischemic ventricular tachycardia during dobutamine stress echocardiography in the absence of functional, physiologic or anatomic evidence of coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathy.

Note: Note EC Madu, Univ Tennessee, Med Ctr, Div Cardiovasc Dis, Room 353D, 951 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38163 USA

Keyword(s): dobutamine stress echocardiography; ischemia; scintigraphy; electrocardiogram; ventricular tachycardia; catheterization; CORONARY-ARTERY DISEASE; ACUTE MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION; INFUSION; ANGIOPLASTY; SENSITIVITY; ARRHYTHMIAS; HYPERTROPHY

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