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Table 3 Adverse effects observed during accelerated dobutamine stress echocardiography

From: Feasibility, safety and tolerability of accelerated dobutamine stress echocardiography

Adverse effects n %
Symptoms 13 4.9
   Nausea 9 3.4
   Symptomatic hypotension 3 1.1
   Hypertension 0 0
   Dyspnea 0 0
   Headache 3 1.1
   Anxiety 0 0
   Tremor 1 0.4
   General disconfort 1 0.4
Arrhythmias 64 24.2
   Atrial fibrillation and flutter 2 0.75
   PACs (six or more per minute) 4 1.5
   Supraventricular tachycardia 1 0.4
   Junctional rhythm 0 0
   PVCs (six or more per minute) 57 21.5
   NSVT 4 1.5
   SVT 0 0
   Second-degree AV block 1 0.4
   Third-degree AV block 0 0
   Bundle branch block. 3 1.1
   Others 3 1.1
  1. PACs, premature atrial complexes; PVCs, premature ventricular complexes; N/SVT, Non/sustained ventricular tachycardia.