Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia During Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography

Authors

  • Ilias K. Karabinos

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2015/hc.v1i1%20sup.53

Keywords:

dobutamine, stress test, ventricular tachycardia, coronary artery disease

Abstract

Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has been frequently performed safely and renders important diagnostic information of underlying myocardial ischemia in patients with coronary artery disease. During DSE, death or other major events, such as myocardial infarction and sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT), have been extremely rare. We herein present three patients who developed three different types of sustained VT during DSE. These clinical observations indicate that various mechanisms may be involved in the development of this malignant arrhythmia during DES.

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Cardiology Update 2006