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Author Jenkins, Ramon B. ♦ Mendelson, Sander H. ♦ Lamid, Sofjan ♦ Klawans, Harold L.
Source British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Content type Text
Publisher British Medical Journal Publishing Group
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Abstract Forty patients with Parkinsonism and heart disease were studied before and during the administration of levodopa. Patients with increasing angina, myocardial infarction within the previous year, pre-existing severe postural hypotension, or transient cerebral ischaemia were excluded. Thirty-eight patients showed no adverse effects; angina improved in one patient but later worsened; one patient died of myocardial infarction after a severe gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Therapy with levodopa appears to pose little increased hazard to patients with most forms of heart disease. Inpatient monitoring is recommended at the beginning of therapy, and antiarrhythmic agents should be used when required.
Description Citation Reference: British Medical Journal
ISSN 00071447
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1972-08-26
e-ISSN 14685833
Journal British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Volume Number 3
Issue Number 5825
Page Count 3
Starting Page 512
Ending Page 514

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Source: British Medical Journal (The BMJ)