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
Respiratory failure was defined as requiring ventilatory support and cardiac failure as requiring inotropic drug
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.
9]/l) 329 [+ or -] 275 Mechanical ventilation 68 (64%) Inotropic drug
use 19 (18%) Positive CT angiography patients (%) P Number of CT angiograms 7 (6%) Demographics Age (years) 45 [+ or -] 20 0.
Levosimendan, a new positive inotropic drug
, decreases myocardial infarct size via activation of K(ATP) channels.
Necessity for inotropic drug
administration postoperatively (p<0.
The endpoints measured were duration of post-operative intubation (an indicator of required respiratory support), increase in thigh circumference after surgery (a measure of edema), total inotropic drug
support (which is used to improve heart function) and cardiac output over the first 24 hours after surgery.
The system can be used in conjunction with or as an alternative to diuretic or inotropic drug
therapies to achieve the target fluid removal goal for the patient.
ACE inhibitors/ARB antagonists, beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents, diuretics, and inotropic drugs
are the medications available for the treatment of congestive heart failure.
His blood pressure continues to be maintained with three inotropic drugs