Lexiscan & Adenoscan – Emerging Litigation

Both are agents used for Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) in patients unable to undergo adequate exercise stress test. These dyes cause Myocardial Ischemia, AV Blocks, Sinus Bradycardia, atrial fibrillation and may lead to patient death.

Case Evaluation Criteria:

1. Whether the patient underwent cardiac stress test/myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using Lexiscan?

2. Reason for Lexiscan administration?

3. Dosage and Administration details

4. Did the patient have any pre-existing conditions, allergies or contraindications for Lexiscan (Other drug interactions)
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