Evolution of dobutamine echocardiography protocols and indications: safety and side effects in 3,011 studies over 5 years.

@article{Secknus1997EvolutionOD,
  title={Evolution of dobutamine echocardiography protocols and indications: safety and side effects in 3,011 studies over 5 years.},
  author={Maria A. Secknus and Thomas H Marwick},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={1234-40}
}
OBJECTIVES This study sought to document the safety of dobutamine stress echocardiography as it has evolved at a single center and to define predictors of adverse events. BACKGROUND The indications and protocol for dobutamine stress testing have evolved over 5 years of clinical use, but the influence of these changes on the safety and side effects of the test is undefined. METHODS Over 5 years, 3,011 consecutive dobutamine stress studies were performed in 2,871 patients, using an… CONTINUE READING

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