Aminophylline shortage and current recommendations for reversal of vasodilator stress: An ASNC information statement endorsed by SCMR

Aiden Abidov, Vasken Dilsizian, Rami Doukky, W. Lane Duvall, Christopher Dyke, Michael D. Elliott, Fadi G. Hage, Milena J. Henzlova, Nils P. Johnson, Ronald G. Schwartz, Gregory S. Thomas, Andrew J. Einstein

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Abstract

Pharmacologic reversal of serious or intolerable side effects (SISEs) from vasodilator stress is an important safety and comfort measure for patients experiencing such effects. While typically performed using intravenous aminophylline, recurrent shortages of this agent have led to a greater need to limit its use and consider alternative agents. This information statement provides background and recommendations addressing indications for vasodilator reversal, timing of a reversal agent, incidence of observed SISE with vasodilator stress, clinical and logistical considerations for aminophylline-based reversal, and alternative non-aminophylline based reversal protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1007-1014
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nuclear Cardiology
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2019

Keywords

  • MPI
  • MRI
  • PET
  • SPECT
  • vasodilators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Abidov, A., Dilsizian, V., Doukky, R., Duvall, W. L., Dyke, C., Elliott, M. D., Hage, F. G., Henzlova, M. J., Johnson, N. P., Schwartz, R. G., Thomas, G. S., & Einstein, A. J. (2019). Aminophylline shortage and current recommendations for reversal of vasodilator stress: An ASNC information statement endorsed by SCMR. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, 26(3), 1007-1014. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12350-018-01548-0