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What is "dobutamine, stress echocardiography criteria"?

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Dr. Christopher White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: A screening test

Stress tests are largely done to identify patients at risk for heart attacks.
For patients who cannot exercise due to arthritis or other reasons, Dobutamine is a drug that will mimic exercise, and allow a stress test to be done. It is not as good as exercise, but it is a reasonable alternative if exercise is not possible.

In brief: A screening test

Stress tests are largely done to identify patients at risk for heart attacks.
For patients who cannot exercise due to arthritis or other reasons, Dobutamine is a drug that will mimic exercise, and allow a stress test to be done. It is not as good as exercise, but it is a reasonable alternative if exercise is not possible.
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