High dose adenosine stress echocardiography for noninvasive detection of coronary artery disease.

@article{DjordjevicDikic1996HighDA,
  title={High dose adenosine stress echocardiography for noninvasive detection of coronary artery disease.},
  author={Ana Djordjevic-Dikic and Miodrag Caslav Ostojic and Branko D. Beleslin and Jelena M Stepanovi{\'c} and Zorica R Petrasinovic and Rade M Babi{\'c} and Sinisa M. Stojkovic and Goran Stankovi{\'c} and Milan M. Nedeljkovic and Ivana Nedeljkovic and Vladimir I. Kanjuh},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={1689-95}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the tolerability and incremental diagnostic value of high adenosine doses in stress echocardiography testing in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND In comparison with other pharmacologic stress echocardiography tests, standard dose adenosine stress has sub-optimal sensitivity for detecting milder forms of CAD. METHODS Adenosine stress echocardiography was performed in 58 patients using a starting dose of 100 micrograms/kg… CONTINUE READING