Published in Telemedicine Law Weekly, August 12th, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "The purpose of this research was to study the effect of one cup of coffee taken 1 h before adenosine stress on the results of myocardial perfusion imaging. Caffeine is believed to attenuate the coronary hyperemic response to adenosine by competitive blockade of the A2a receptor."
G.J. Zoghbi and colleagues at University of Alabama in Birmingham explained, "Caffeine is commonly withheld before adenosine single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) perfusion imaging so as not to mask...
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