Blog
About

1
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found

      Comparative Study of the Effects of Enoximone and Dobutamine in Patients with Impaired Left Ventricular Function Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

      , , ,

      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Enoximone, Dobutamine, Cardiopulmonary bypass, Impaired left ventricular function

      Read this article at

      ScienceOpenPublisherPubMed
      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          In the light of several incidences at Brompton Hospital in which enoximone brought about a striking improvement in cardiac index in patients with refractory left ventricular failure, a study was initiated to compare the effects of enoximone and dobutamine following cardiopulmonary bypass in patients with impaired left ventricular function (pre-operative ejection fraction less than 0.5). In two groups of 10 patients, similar responses of haemodynamic variables were obtained with enoximone or dobutamine administration. In particular, mean cardiac index increased by 25% in the first 15 min and by 60% over the 24-hour study period after bypass. Mean systemic vascular resistance fell by approximately 10%. Mixed venous oxygen saturation increased marginally from a preoperative value of approximately 76% within 15 min of drug administration and then fell and stabilized at about 65% in the next 12 h during re-warming. Patients were weaned from enoximone, after 24 h, without event. Both drugs were shown to produce favourable haemodynamic profiles and to be well tolerated in this relatively high-risk cohort of patients.

          Related collections

          Author and article information

          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-5255-4
          978-3-318-00032-0
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1990
          1990
          12 November 2008
          : 77
          : Suppl 3
          : 58-61
          Affiliations
          Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Brompton Hospital, London, UK
          Article
          174673 Cardiology 1990;77:58–61
          10.1159/000174673
          2148282
          © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel

          Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug. Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.

          Page count
          Pages: 4
          Categories
          Paper

          Comments

          Comment on this article