Influence of chronic renal failure on the heart rate response to dipyridamole in patients undergoing myocardial perfusion SPECT.

@article{Lorenzo2008InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of chronic renal failure on the heart rate response to dipyridamole in patients undergoing myocardial perfusion SPECT.},
  author={Andrea De Lorenzo and Ronaldo de Souza Le{\~a}o Lima},
  journal={Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={193-200}
}
BACKGROUND Dipyridamole promotes a reduction in blood pressure and an increase in heart rate (HR), considered the normal hemodynamic response to the drug. Data suggest that patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) have an attenuation of this hemodynamic response. This study sought to evaluate the HR response to dipyridamole and its determinants in patients with or without CRF undergoing gated myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography. METHODS AND RESULTS Consecutive… CONTINUE READING