What Is a Pharmacologic Stress Testing Used For? Center

Pharmacologic stress testing is a method of testing heart function by administering certain medications that mimic the response of the heart to physical stress (exercise). You may get a pharmacologic stress test done if you are unable walk or run on a treadmill). During the test, drugs such as adenosine, dobutamine, regadenoson or dipyridamole make the heart respond as if you are exercising. Read more: What Is a Pharmacologic Stress Testing Used For? Article

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