Title

Coronary vasospasm secondary to labetalol in a patient with aortic dissection.

Publication/Presentation Date

7-1-1991

Abstract

A 66-year-old hypertensive woman presented with epigastric and scapular pain on the basis of type 3 aortic dissection. Appropriate therapy with a combined alpha-adrenergic and beta-adrenergic antagonist agent prevented further ongoing dissection and amelioration of symptoms. On day 5, an episode of coronary vasospasm occurred presumably due to beta-blockade with unopposed alpha-adrenergic activity.

Volume

100

Issue

1

First Page

261

Last Page

262

ISSN

0012-3692

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

2060359

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article

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