Dobutamine-induced ST segment elevation in a patient with angina at rest and critical coronary lesions.

A case of dobutamine-induced ST-segment elevation in a patient with angina at rest and severe two-vessel disease is described. Coronary angiography performed during the ischaemic episode showed patency of coronary arteries; ST-segment elevation and chest pain regressed after propranolol administration. This case suggests that in the presence of severe coronary lesions dobutamine may produce transmural myocardial ischaemia by increasing myocardial oxygen demand and inducing myocardial blood flow maldistribution.
AuthorsM Previtali, L Lanzarini, A Mussini, M Ferrario, L Angoli, G Specchia
JournalEuropean heart journal (Eur Heart J) Vol. 13 Issue 7 Pg. 997-9 (Jul 1992) ISSN: 0195-668X [Print] ENGLAND
PMID1644093 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Dobutamine
  • Propranolol
  • Angina Pectoris (chemically induced, ultrasonography)
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Disease (chemically induced, ultrasonography)
  • Dobutamine (adverse effects)
  • Echocardiography (drug effects)
  • Electrocardiography (drug effects)
  • Exercise Test (drug effects)
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Propranolol (administration & dosage)

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