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My husband is having stress echocardiogram. Will he have dobutamine injected?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Maybe
If he can walk on a treamill no.
The heart has to be stressed. If for some reason he cannot walk long enough or at all on the treadmill , then Dobutamine is used to stress the heart. It will make the heart contract harder and faster just as if he were walking on a treamill.

In brief: Maybe
If he can walk on a treamill no.
The heart has to be stressed. If for some reason he cannot walk long enough or at all on the treadmill , then Dobutamine is used to stress the heart. It will make the heart contract harder and faster just as if he were walking on a treamill.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Possibly
Either walking on a treadmill, or using a stationary bicycle or getting a Dobutamine drip iv.

In brief: Possibly
Either walking on a treadmill, or using a stationary bicycle or getting a Dobutamine drip iv.
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Dr. Mark Stern
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