A 23-year-old female asked:
If adenosine help to treat heart issues, why was it used to "stress" my heart during cardiac mra?
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Cardiology 45 years experience
Different doses: Adenosine dilates blood vessels (which is the basis of its use for stress testing - it can show a "steal" away from a blocked artery) and it slows conduction thru the AV node (the basis of terminating certain arrhythmias). Beyond those 2 uses, it doesn't otherwise "treat heart issues".
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