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Is dobutamine life threatening?
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
But can cause arrhythmia due to beta agonist effects.

In brief: Not really
But can cause arrhythmia due to beta agonist effects.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Given safely in standard amounts Dobutamine is safe.
Like any medication, it has the potential for side effects (particularly at higher doses) which can include myocardial ischemia and life threatening arrythmias. Dobutamine stimulates heart muscle causing it wo work harder and is used, among other things, to treat congestive heart failure and to perform certain types of stress tests.

In brief: No
Given safely in standard amounts Dobutamine is safe.
Like any medication, it has the potential for side effects (particularly at higher doses) which can include myocardial ischemia and life threatening arrythmias. Dobutamine stimulates heart muscle causing it wo work harder and is used, among other things, to treat congestive heart failure and to perform certain types of stress tests.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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