Factors that predict the use of positive inotropic drug
support after cardiac valve surgery.
Further studies with a larger sample size and controlling for other confounding factors such as vasoactive and inotropic drug
use, mechanical ventilation and systemic vascular resistance may be useful.
The clinical development of this agent has gained the interest of clinicians due to the efficacy and safety of this inotropic drug
in the treatment of patients with acute HF
Levosimendan, a novel inotropic drug
, appeared safer and more effective than either placebo or dobutamine for preventing long-term mortality in patients who needed hemodynamic support during acute de-compensation, Dr.
Patients' systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressures, mean arterial pressure (MAP) on admission, cardiac, vasopressor and inotropic drug
use during hospitalization and HRs were recorded.
In-hospital observation included the rate of the following complications: all causes of morbidity and mortality, cardiac events, inotropic drug
administration, cardiogenic shock, electrocardiography (ECG) findings before and after embolectomy, and ventilatory support.
After admission to the intensive care unit, no inotropic drug
was initiated in 4 of these patients except LS; however, other inotropic agents were administered to 7 patients.
Both groups were compared with each other from the aspect of postoperative need for intraaortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP), inotropic drug
support, extubation time, length of intensive care unit and hospitalization stays, renal failure, stroke, malignant ventricular arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, postoperative myocardial infarction and cardiac mortality.
A practice survey on vasopressor and inotropic drug
therapy in Scandinavian intensive care units.
Levosimendan, a new positive inotropic drug
, decreases myocardial infarct size via activation of K(ATP) channels.
Necessity for inotropic drug
administration postoperatively (p<0.05) and mechanical support (p<0.05) were significantly higher also.
found that 85 % of preterm received red blood cell transfusion and it was associated with the use of inotropic drugs
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