PMID: 43590Oct 6, 1979

A case of acute left myocardial insufficiency after tocolysis by means of beta stimulation

Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift
O BassH Künzli


A case is presented to demonstrate that tocolysis by beta adrenergic stimulation can be complicated by metabolic myocardial infarction. The possible role of pathophysiologic and pharmacologic facts is discussed, but additional clinical features involved in this particular case may be partly responsible for the above-mentioned complication. Finally, some recommendations are made with a view to assessing risk factors and improving cardioprotective effects.

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