"ATLANTA, GA â€” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning for healthcare providers and patients to be aware of a potential risk of infection from certain devices used during many open-heart surgeries.
Women of Childbearing Potential
Patients should be advised to inform their physician or healthcare provider if they are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Post-study Breastfeeding Avoidance
Instruct nursing patients to substitute stored breast milk or infant formula for breast milk for one hour after administration of rubidium Rb 82 chloride injection.
Instruct patients to void after completion of each image acquisition session and as often as possible for one hour after completion of the PET scan.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/15/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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