Pharmacologic Stress Testing
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.
KeywordsMyocardial Perfusion Imaging Suspected Coronary Artery Disease Exercise Stress Testing Vasodilator Stress Pharmacologic Stress Test
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