Safety profile of adenosine stress perfusion imaging: results from the Adenoscan Multicenter Trial Registry.

@article{Cerqueira1994SafetyPO,
  title={Safety profile of adenosine stress perfusion imaging: results from the Adenoscan Multicenter Trial Registry.},
  author={Manuel D. Cerqueira and Mario S. Verani and Markus Schwaiger and Jaekyeong Heo and Abdulmassih S. Iskandrian},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={384-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the safety of adenosine infusion at 140 micrograms/kg per min in conjunction with radionuclide imaging in 9,256 consecutive patients. BACKGROUND Adenosine produces maximal myocardial hyperemia directly with a rapid onset of action. In addition, when used in conjunction with radionuclide perfusion imaging, it has proven efficacy for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease in patients unable to exercise. Because the ultrashort half-life… CONTINUE READING