Well Rick the problem with that much beta blockage is you can't get the
heart rate up where you need it.We hold beta blockers/ca++channel blockers
24/48 hrs prior to DSE.There is always Brevabloc for rate control if needed.
----- Original Message -----
From: " Rick Rigling" <Rick.Rigling@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2000 2:20 PM
Subject: [echocardiography] Beta Blockers & Dobutamine Stress Echo
> Is there a reason not to do dobutamine echocardiography on a patient
> who is taking moderate to high doses of beta blockers (100 mg of
> metoprolol twice a day) - the concern is about reversing the effects
> of the dobutamine if it becomes necessary emergently that "the
> antidote is already on board"