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Myocardial damage and paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia in a dog after albuterol intoxication


Matos, J; Jenni, S; Fischer, N; Bienz, H; Glaus, Toni M (2012). Myocardial damage and paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia in a dog after albuterol intoxication. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 154(7):302-305.

Abstract

Intoxication with the beta2-agonist Albuterol may lead to immediate signs of beta-adrenergic stimulation like excitation, tachypnea and tachycardia. Furthermore, it typically causes severe hypokalemia, which then leads to muscle weakness and which predisposes to ventricular arrhythmias. We describe a dog where albuterol intoxication caused runs of fast paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia that persisted after normalization of the hypokalemia. Based on a markedly elevated serum troponin I level acute myocardial damage was identified as cause of the tachyarrhythmia. Repeated Troponin I measurements and Holter-ECGs were the means to document complete cure.

Abstract

Intoxication with the beta2-agonist Albuterol may lead to immediate signs of beta-adrenergic stimulation like excitation, tachypnea and tachycardia. Furthermore, it typically causes severe hypokalemia, which then leads to muscle weakness and which predisposes to ventricular arrhythmias. We describe a dog where albuterol intoxication caused runs of fast paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia that persisted after normalization of the hypokalemia. Based on a markedly elevated serum troponin I level acute myocardial damage was identified as cause of the tachyarrhythmia. Repeated Troponin I measurements and Holter-ECGs were the means to document complete cure.

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Other titles:Myokardschädigung und Paroxysmale Ventrikuläre Tachykardie bei einem Hund nach Albuterolintoxikation
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:German
Date:2012
Deposited On:28 Jan 2013 11:40
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 18:38
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0036-7281
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/0036-7281/a000350
Related URLs:http://www.medcontent.ch/content/b176304t2t720438/?p=570a43d44bb7491cbc2b4645a3e7afd4&pi=3&k=9
PubMed ID:22753254

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