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Respiratory arrest during dipyridamole stress testing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9196707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is an increasing usage of radionuclide scanning to assess myocardial perfusion, with dipyridamole, the most commonly used stress agent. Although this is an effective, and usually very safe, means by which to assess myocardial blood supply, there have been several incidents of acute bronchospasm in asthmatic patients. There have, however, been no previous reports of respiratory arrest occurring in patients with emphysema. This case illustrates the dangers of administering intravenous dipyridamole, or even adenosine, to patients with chronic lung disease.
G S Hillis; A al-Mohammad; K P Jennings
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-09     Completed Date:  1997-07-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Aberdeen Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, Foresterhill, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Coronary Vessels / radionuclide imaging*
Dipyridamole / adverse effects*,  diagnostic use
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology*
Respiratory Function Tests
Respiratory Insufficiency / chemically induced*
Vasodilator Agents / adverse effects*,  diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Vasodilator Agents; 58-32-2/Dipyridamole

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