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Safety and feasibility of dobutamine stress echocardiography in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
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PMID:  12914885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary artery disease is the underlying etiology of left ventricular dysfunction and arrhythmias in most patients who receive implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). The aim of this study was to assess the safety and feasibility of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) in patients with an ICD. DSE (dobutamine up to 50 microg/kg/min, atropine up to 2 mg) was performed in 87 patients with an ICD and known or suspected coronary artery disease. The ICD was inactivated before the stress test and reactivated after the study; no serious complications occurred. DSE is a safe and feasible method for evaluating myocardial ischemia in patients with an ICD.
Abdou Elhendy; John Windle; Thomas R Porter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-13     Completed Date:  2003-08-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiology and Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198-2265, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Atropine / administration & dosage
Defibrillators, Implantable*
Dobutamine / adverse effects,  diagnostic use*
Echocardiography, Stress* / adverse effects
Feasibility Studies
Myocardial Ischemia / ultrasonography*
Reg. No./Substance:
34368-04-2/Dobutamine; 51-55-8/Atropine

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