Keywords: phentolamine, tyramine, pheochromocytoma (PubMed Search)
You have a 44 y/o female patient with an arterial line monitoring her blood pressure which is reading 302/156 mm Hg. Her heart rate is 140 bpm. Her history reveals she is taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) and has inadvertantly ingested tyramine at her friend's cheese/wine party. What do you do?