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Why are dobutamine-induced stress echocardiogram used?

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Dr. Mark Gujer
Anesthesiology
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A stress echo allows you to view heart function under a stressor. The stress is an elevation in heart rate and produced by the dobutamine.
It allows us to see if your blood flow in the coronary ateries can meet demand. Is like economics , supply vs demand.

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A stress echo allows you to view heart function under a stressor. The stress is an elevation in heart rate and produced by the dobutamine.
It allows us to see if your blood flow in the coronary ateries can meet demand. Is like economics , supply vs demand.
Dr. Mark Gujer
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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The Dobutamine is to make the heart pump harder and faster (stress the heart) in patients unable to walk on a treadmill.
The echocardiogram is sometimes used instead of a picture of the heart obtained by injecting radioactive substances into a vein. The biggest advantage of the echo is no radiation. The reliabiltiy of the tests is similar.

In brief: 2 reasons

The Dobutamine is to make the heart pump harder and faster (stress the heart) in patients unable to walk on a treadmill.
The echocardiogram is sometimes used instead of a picture of the heart obtained by injecting radioactive substances into a vein. The biggest advantage of the echo is no radiation. The reliabiltiy of the tests is similar.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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