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Side effects and risk doing heart test and dipyrmidadole?
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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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Dipyrmiadole is a vasodilating med used in stress testing.
Common side effects include flushing, shortness of breath, chest pain and drop in blood pressure. The side effects can be reversed with IV aminophylline. Over all risk is generally low but another agent might be better to use in those with COPD and active asthma(should be avoided) as well as those with slow heart rates or heart block.

In brief: A few
Dipyrmiadole is a vasodilating med used in stress testing.
Common side effects include flushing, shortness of breath, chest pain and drop in blood pressure. The side effects can be reversed with IV aminophylline. Over all risk is generally low but another agent might be better to use in those with COPD and active asthma(should be avoided) as well as those with slow heart rates or heart block.
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