Generalized tetany: An unusual complication during dobutamine stress echocardiography

Amr E. Abbas, Rochelle Loftis, Steven J. Lester, Michael B. Crawford, Christopher P. Appleton

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Dobutamine stress echocardiography is a frequently used noninvasive method for the evaluation of inducible myocardial ischemia, myocardial viability, and preoperative cardiac risk. Although its clinical safety has been validated, side effects and complications especially with the coadministration of atropine can occur. We report a case of generalized tetany in a 49-year-old woman undergoing dobutamine stress echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1414-1416
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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