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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Persantine intravenous.

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Condition: Medication to Aid Study of the Blood Flow in the Heart
6/25/2014 10:48:19 AM

Reviewer: coco, 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Stress test with persantine undertaken as pre spinal op diagnostic. Within 10 mins. I had violent headache (as though axe embedded in skull, rapid heart rate, nausea, sweats,and then I collapsed. Was in resus room for 5hrs before second antidote reduced head pain but rapid heart rate did not return to normal until 23 hrs later. No chest pain. The most distressing event I have ever experienced. To ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Medication to Aid Study of the Blood Flow in the Heart
2/28/2014 12:29:18 PM

Reviewer: groovygranny, 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
within seconds of getting this IV, I passed out. Came to with Dr.sitting on bed with arm around me to hold me up. he asked if I fainted often and I said never in my life (85).I asked if this was a normal reaction and he said mine was the worst he had ever seen it was very bad. They called my son to pick me up and told him I was not to be left alone all night. I did not return there. My new Cardiol ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Medication to Aid Study of the Blood Flow in the Heart
1/25/2014 12:46:26 PM

Reviewer: groovy granny, 75 or over Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Female 85 yrs. I was sent to a Cardiac Care Centre and was given an injection of Persantine. Within seconds I was hot, dizzy, and nauseous. Next thing I knew, I was propped up on the bed by a Dr's arm holding me, and he was sitting on the bed. I had passed out and had been given an antidote. He had seen my heart rate going down on the monitor. I asked if this was a normal reaction and h ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Medication to Aid Study of the Blood Flow in the Heart
5/20/2009 9:29:21 PM

Reviewer: lgandard, 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Female age 56, over weight. Had the test today at noon, in a controlled setting, clinic, not a hospital. Did not know what to expect. Was a bit scary. Felt a lot of chest pressure. On a 1-10 scale, it got to a 7, after about 4 minutes. They gave me an injection of something to counter what I was feeling. It took a few minutes for the pressure to dissipate. It will take 2 days to get results ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Medication to Aid Study of the Blood Flow in the Heart
8/22/2008 1:58:29 PM

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Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Had this test done just this morning and was told it would cause Headache. It has but drinking something with caffeine in it has helped to bring on relief. All together I feel that this test was not to difficult and if I had to do over again at least I will be prepared.

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