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JCU 2007 September;15(3) :90-93.
A Case of Cardiac Arrest during Ergonovine Stress Echocardiography
Myungsang Shin,Young-Jin Youn, Jang-Young Kim, Min-Soo Ahn, Kyung-Hoon Choe
Division of Cardiology, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea
Corresponding Author: Jang-Young Kim ,
ABSTRACT
Ergonovine stress echocardiography might be a feasible, accurate and safe procedure for the noninvasive diagnosis of coronary vasospasm. During ergonovine stress echocardiography, reversal of spasm is usually achieved by administration of nitroglycerin or nifedipine. However, we experienced a 61 year-old male case of cardiac arrest caused by multiple spasms and refractory of these medications during ergonovine stress echocardiography.
Keywords: Ergonovine, Echocardiography, Coronary vasospasm, Heart arrest
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