Bilateral upper extremity ischemia after administration of dihydroergotamine-heparin for prophylaxis of deep venous thrombosis.


Prolonged arterial spasm as a complication of ergot-containing medications has been reported since antiquity. This article describes our experience with a patient who had severe bilateral arterial spasm in the upper extremities 6 days after the initiation of a regimen of dihydroergotamine and heparin for prophylaxis against deep venous thrombosis. The spasm… (More)


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