Use of IV epinephrine for treatment of patients with contrast reactions: Lessons learned from a 5-year experience

Mark S. Collins, Christopher H. Hunt, Robert P. Hartman

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to review the use of epinephrine in the management of contrast reactions and to evaluate the appropriateness of the clinical indication, side effects and complications, and outcome. CONCLUSION. Severe contrast reactions necessitating treatment with epinephrine are rare. The most common clinical indication is laryngeal edema. Cardiovascular side effects of epinephrine occur, but most are self-limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-461
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume192
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009

Keywords

  • Contrast reaction
  • Epinephrine
  • Laryngeal edema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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