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Lexiscan and Adenoscan in Heart Stress Tests Can Actually Trigger Heart Attacks

Stress Test

Story at-a-glance -

  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that the drugs Lexiscan and Adenoscan, used in cardiac chemical stress tests may trigger fatal heart attacks
  • Recent deaths have been reported to the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System and the medical literature related to the drugs
  • The FDA now warns that people with symptoms of cardiovascular instability should not use the drugs
  • Many other tests, including fasting insulin level, cholesterol/HDL ratio, and serum ferritin, can help you determine your heart disease risk

By Dr. Mercola

Cardiac stress tests are sometimes used to make sure your heart works properly when put under stress.


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