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Adjuvant therapy with methylene blue in the treatment of right ventricular failure after pulmonary embolectomy.
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PMID:  20952252     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Severe pulmonary embolism often leads to right ventricular failure after surgical embolectomy secondary to ischaemia reperfusion injury and acute lung injury (ALI). Acute right ventricular dysfunction is traditionally treated with inotropes and vasopressors to maintain cardiac output and coronary perfusion as well as selective pulmonary vasodilators to provide right ventricular afterload reduction. We report the first case of utilisation of methylene (MB) in a patient with acute right ventricular failure and vasoplegic shock after surgical pulmonary embolectomy.
Jayashree K Raikhelkar; Federico Milla; Bruce Darrow; Corey Scurlock
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1444-2892     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung Circ     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Anesthesiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, United States.
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