Title

Influence of gender and race on hemodynamic response to dobutamine during dobutamine stress echocardiography

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-15-2004

Journal

American Journal of Cardiology

Volume

94

Issue

4

DOI

10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.04.076

Abstract

This study sought to determine the influence of gender and/or race on the hemodynamic response to dobutamine during dobutamine stress echocardiography. Blood pressure response patterns differed by gender and race, and completion of testing was often limited because of adverse events, namely, hypertension. Gender and racial differences in blood pressure response merit consideration as potential contributors to the suboptimal response in dobutamine stress testing. © 2004 by Excerpta Medica, Inc.

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