Irbesartan has a masking effect on dipyridamole stress induced myocardial perfusion defects


ALTUN G., ALTUN A., Yildiz M. , FIRAT M. , HACIMAHMUTOGLU S., BERKARDA S.

NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, vol.25, no.2, pp.195-199, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Background and aim The angiotensin 11 type 1 (AT(1)) receptor antagonist irbesartan is used for the treatment of hypertension, but its anti-ischaemic effect is not yet known. Our aim was to assess the effect of irbesartan administration on the diagnostic yield of Tc-99m sestamibi single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) after dipyridamole stress.