The effect of caffeine on adenosine myocardial perfusion imaging: Time to reassess?

@article{Hage2012TheEO,
  title={The effect of caffeine on adenosine myocardial perfusion imaging: Time to reassess?},
  author={Fadi G. Hage and Ami E. Iskandrian},
  journal={Journal of Nuclear Cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={19},
  pages={415-419}
}
‘‘There was no significant relationship between the extent of adenosine-induced coronary flow heterogeneity and serum concentration of caffeine or its principal metabolites. Hence, the stringent requirements for prolonged abstinence from caffeine before adenosine MPI—based on limited studies—appears ill-founded.’’ These were the conclusions of the study by Lee et al in this issue of the Journal. The interest, confusion, and the clinical relevance of the interaction (or lack of it) between… CONTINUE READING

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