Bradycardia and Hypotension following Use of Intravenous Contrast Media

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Eight patients had unusual reactions, including hypotension and bradycardia, to intravenous contrast media. These reactions appear to be vagal- or acetylcholine-mediated. Atropine treatment produced prompt reversal in several of the cases, and is felt to be the drug of choice for this particular type of idiosyncratic reaction.

Article History

Published in print: Oct 1976