Stress cardiomyopathy after intravenous administration of catecholamines and beta-receptor agonists.

@article{Abraham2009StressCA,
  title={Stress cardiomyopathy after intravenous administration of catecholamines and beta-receptor agonists.},
  author={Jacob A. Abraham and James O. Mudd and Navin K Kapur and Kelly Klein and Hunter C. Champion and Ilan Shor Wittstein},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 15},
  pages={1320-5}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to report a series of patients with stress cardiomyopathy precipitated by the intravenous administration of catecholamines and beta-receptor agonists. BACKGROUND Stress cardiomyopathy is a syndrome of transient cardiac dysfunction precipitated by intense emotional or physical stress. Excessive sympathetic stimulation is believed to be central to the pathogenesis of this disorder, but a causal link has not been convincingly demonstrated. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING
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