Lexiscan & Adenoscan – Emerging Litigation

Lexiscan is an A2A adenosine receptor agonist indicated for use as a pharmacologic stress agent in radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), a test that detects and characterizes coronary artery disease, in patients unable to undergo adequate exercise stress.

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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Lexiscan – Prescribing Information

Adenoscan (Adenosine) is a medication that is used during cardiac stress tests, which are used to diagnose heart disease by testing blood-flow to the heart during exercise and at rest. About 50% of people who undergo a cardiac stress test are unable to use a treadmill or stationary bike, and they must be given a medication like Adenoscan, which stresses the heart without exercise.

Case Evaluation Criteria:

1. Whether the patient underwent cardiac stress test using Adenoscan?

2. Reason for Adenoscan administration?

3. Dosage and Administration details

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

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Adenoscan – Prescribing Information