Pharmacology in Nuclear Cardiology

Although exercise remains the preferred method of cardiac stress testing, pharmacological stress plays an important role in nuclear cardiology. The globally ageing population will see an expansion of the application of pharmacological stress testing, and with this, comes the need to understand the pharmacological basis, mechanisms of action, potential interactions and adverse effects to inform usage in less-than-ideal circumstances. This study aims to enhance the decision-making process in day-to-day clinical nuclear cardiology practice through a better understanding of nuances relevant to the pharmacological agents used for cardiac stress testing.

PMID: 21471849

Jacobo Kirsch

Associate Center Director, Imaging Institute
Cardiopulmonary Imaging, Section Head
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL
Posted in Nuclear Imaging and tagged , .

2 Comments

  1. Fantastic review article! Great for residents and fellows (and most staff (myself included)!

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