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Dipyramidole Stress Test ... Mechanism?

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

  1. BMW M3

    BMW M3 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Oct 19, 2005
    Does anyone know what the mechanism behind the dipyramidole stress test is? TiA
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  3. DragonWell

    DragonWell Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2004
    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

    agranulocytosis 10+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2007
    Ah, so it has the same effect as a coronary steal.
  5. luhando

    luhando Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    its basically like making someones heart act like its exercising without the exercising.

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