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Pharmacologic Stress Testing

  • Apurva O. Badheka
  • Robert C. HendelEmail author
  • Robert C. Hendel
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Abstract

For the vast majority of patients, exercise stress testing is the preferable mode of physiologic stress as it offers insight into functional capacity. However in conditions when a patient cannot exercise maximally or has a contraindication to exercise testing (Table 10.1), pharmacologic agents may be used in conjunction with myocardial perfusion imaging to assess patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease.

Keywords

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Suspected Coronary Artery Disease Exercise Stress Testing Vasodilator Stress Pharmacologic Stress Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Apurva O. Badheka
    • 1
  • Robert C. Hendel
    • 2
    Email author
  • Robert C. Hendel
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiovascular DivisionUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Cardiac Imaging and Outpatient Services, Cardiovascular Division, Department of MedicineUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Cardiac Care UnitUniversity of Miami HospitalMiamiUSA

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