adenosine stress test


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adenosine stress test

A test for coronary artery disease that uses the drug adenosine as a vasodilator, usually along with radionuclide imaging of the heart or echocardiography. The drug is used in place of physical exercise to demonstrate obstructions in the coronary arteries, e.g., in patients who cannot perform physical exercise or whose exercise testing results have been uninterpretable.
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