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What is the difference between persantine and dobutamine

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Drugs for Heart Test: Chemical stress tests are used to diagnose heart artery blockage in people who cannot treadmill exercise. Persantine is injected IV and dilates normal ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
No: Dipyridamole is not being used widely for stress echo because of difficulty in interpretation -- but if we compare Dobutamine stress echo and Dipyrida ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Dopamine: Found a great discussion here: http://allnurses.Com/cardiac-nursing/whats-the-difference-12149.Html.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Lexiscan: The lexi study uses radioisotopes for imaging, the echo study uses ultrasound and no radioactive exposure. Lexiscan agent is not a heart stimulant, D ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronen Elefant
12 years experience Critical Care
Receptors: These three medications are used to support the heart and cardiovascular system ie. blood pressure and heart rate. They are known as sympathomimetics ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
You Asked for It----: Dobutamine- direct b1 receptor stimulant or agonist in the sympathetic nervous system. Levophed- vasoconstrictor peripherally (alpha adrenergic effec ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Alters physiology: These are very simple answers to a complex question. Levophed (norepinephrine) increases blood pressure; Dopamine increases heart rate, blood pressure ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Dobutamine: See links: http://www.Bedfordlabs.Com/our_products/online_catalog/products/dobutamine.Html http://dailymed.Nlm.Nih.Gov/dailymed/druginfo.Cfm?Id=18809.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Klein
16 years experience Cardiology
No: Dobutamine is a beta agonist, the opposite of a beta blocker.
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not too bad: Dobutamine is actually a peripheral vasodilator so it should not cause tissue necrosis like Dopamine or norepinephrine.

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