During the dolbutamine stress echo my ekg showed I had a heart attack. I was then rushed off for an emergency cardiac cath in which no blockages or damage was found. Could the change in the EKG have been a reaction to the drug?I was discharged a day later and given a script for Norvasc and Plavix. I was told that my heart attack could have happened then or with another activity. But being I had no blockages, was it caused by the injection of Dolbutamine?
Following possibilities exist.
1.Silent heart attack and clot moved away.
2.Heart attack and clot got naturally dissolved or with medicines.
3.Injecion of Dobutamine is given for pharmacological stress test and only after Heart attack is stabilised.If there is such error by doctors then
possibility of heart attack by dobutamine can not be ruled out.
4.Blockages themselves may not cause heart attack unless there is rupture.No blockages means means clot moved smoothly out causing
5.Clot forming tendency can be inherited or can be due to disorderly blood metabolism.
I think you should take second opinion and confirm.Thanks
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