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Amrinone: a weaning agent in catecholamine dependence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6488603     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Amrinone, a new inotropic agent, has been used successfully in refractory chronic congestive heart failure. Intravenous and subsequently oral amrinone administered in a setting of acute myocardial infarction and dopamine dependence allowed the catecholamine to be successfully weaned after volume loading, digitalization and vasoconstrictors failed to terminate dopamine dependence. There was the expected fall in filling pressure and increase in cardiac index and ejection fraction. Intravenous amrinone may be tried in refractory catecholamine dependence after conventional weaning methods have failed.
D Levene; R A Secter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0160-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  1984 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-18     Completed Date:  1984-12-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  563-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aminopyridines / therapeutic use*
Cardiotonic Agents / therapeutic use*
Myocardial Infarction / complications,  drug therapy
Substance-Related Disorders / drug therapy*,  etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Aminopyridines; 0/Cardiotonic Agents; 0/Catecholamines; 60719-84-8/Amrinone

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