Chronotropic response, safety, and accuracy of dobutamine stress echocardiography in patients with atrial fibrillation and known or suspected coronary artery disease

Timothy J. Hobday, Patricia A. Pellikka, Christine H. Attenhofer Jost, Jae K. Oh, Fletcher A. Miller, James B. Seward

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Abstract

Ninety-two consecutive patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who underwent dobutamine stress echocardiography were compared with a control group of patients in sinus rhythm matched for age, sex, and resting heart rate. Patients with AF had an increased chronotropic response to dobutamine, but there were no adverse effects and no evidence that the lower doses of dobutamine typically given to patients with AF were insufficient to induce ischemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1425-1427
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume82
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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