amrinone


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inamrinone

 [in-am´rĭ-nōn]
a vasodilator and positive inotropic agent used as the lactate salt for short-term management of congestive heart failure.
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amrinone

Inocor® Cardiology An agent which improves cardiac output by vasodilatory and positive inotropic activity Adverse effects Dose-related thrombocytopenia
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Amrinone versus dobutamine in cardiac surgical patients with severe pulmonary hypertension after cardiopulmonary bypass: a prospective, randomized double-blinded trial.
A multicenter, randomised, blind comparision of amrinone with milrinone after elective cardiac surgery.
Combined inotropic effects of amrinone and epinephrine after cardiopulmonary bypass in humans.
A related phosphodiesterase inhibitor, amrinone (6) increased free flap blood flow in a small group of patients when administered intravenously and decreased vasospasm when applied topically.
It has been shown that amrinone, a related PDE-III inhibitor, experimentally improves perfusion in free flaps (9), presumably by a combination of vasodilation and improved cardiac output.