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Dipyramidole Stress Test ... Mechanism?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by BMW M3, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. BMW M3

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    Does anyone know what the mechanism behind the dipyramidole stress test is? TiA
     
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  3. DragonWell

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    This is what I got out of Lily's.

    Dipyramadole blocks adenosine breakdown -> increased adenosine -> vasodilation of unstenosed coronary arteries -> increased blood flow in healthy arteries and relative ischemia of blocked coronary arteries -> "cold spots" on scanning or EKG changes

    Hope that helps a bit.
     
  4. agranulocytosis

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    Ah, so it has the same effect as a coronary steal.
     
  5. luhando

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    its basically like making someones heart act like its exercising without the exercising.
     

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