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In general, the patient population that requires dobutamine stress is a more selected and sicker population. It is important that the patient is warned about possible side effects of dobutamine infusion. The increase in heart rate and palpitations are often experienced as unpleasant (see Table 5-3).

Before adrenergic stress, similar to the assessment prior to exercise testing, the following should be obtained:

• Short patient history

• Focused physical examination to identify contraindications:

Acute myocardial infarction within prior 5 d Unstable angina

Fig. 5-5. Schematic representation of dobutamine infusion protocol.

Table 5-3

Frequent Side Effects of Intravenous Dobutamine (11)

Cardiac % of patients

Table 5-3

Frequent Side Effects of Intravenous Dobutamine (11)

Cardiac % of patients

Fatal myocardial infarction

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