Fatal pheochromocytoma crisis precipitated by dobutamine stress echocardiography.

  title={Fatal pheochromocytoma crisis precipitated by dobutamine stress echocardiography.},
  author={Prabhdeep S Sethi and William L Hiser and Hasan Gaffar and Leng Jiang and A. S. M. Shohidull Islam and Nitin Bhatnagar and Mara T. Slawsky},
  journal={European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology},
  volume={9 6},
The safety of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has been demonstrated in multiple studies with a major complication rate of <1%. Specifically, ventricular tachycardia during DSE has a reported incidence of 0.3%, and has been bound to be of no prognostic significance in patients without obstructive coronary artery disease. We report a unique case of… CONTINUE READING