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.
- Contrast reaction
- Laryngeal edema
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging