Provocation of esophageal pain by ergonovine or edrophonium.

@article{London1981ProvocationOE,
  title={Provocation of esophageal pain by ergonovine or edrophonium.},
  author={Ralph L. London and Ann Ouyang and William J. Snape and Sheldon Goldberg and John W. Hirshfeld and Sidney Cohen},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1981},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={10-4}
}
Ten patients with anginal symptoms and ergonovine-induced chest pain without coronary artery spasm had esophageal manometry with provocative pharmacologic testing. Increased amplitude of esophageal contractions on baseline manometry (68.2 +/- 10.3 mmHg) was the only characteristic discriminating these patients from normals (40.9 +/- 6.3 mmHg) and from patients with esophageal motility disorders (39.6 +/- 7.5 mmHg). The administration of ergonovine or edrophonium provoked typical chest pain in… CONTINUE READING

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