Cardiopulmonary resuscitation during coronary vasospasm induced by tilt table testing

Chao Hung Wang, Ming Jui Hung, Li Tang Kuo, Wen-Chin Cherng*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A 65-year-old man presented to our institution with recurrent episodes of early morning chest discomfort and near syncope. An ergonovine provocation test documented a diagnosis of coronary vasospastic angina. During our investigation of the syncope, a head-up tilt table test provoked a severe episode of coronary vasospasm that resulted in a life-threatening cardiac event. The present case reminds us that an elevation of ST segments on the electrocardiogram during tilt testing should be promptly managed as an attack of coronary vasospasm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2138-2140
Number of pages3
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Issue number12 I
StatePublished - 2000


  • Coronary vasospasm
  • Tilt table test


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