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Inotropic therapy: an important role in the treatment of advanced symptomatic heart failure.
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PMID:  22980057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Inotropic therapy remains an option in the management of patients with advanced heart failure symptoms from systolic dysfunction who do not respond to conventional therapies. The decision to use this class is largely predicated on an accurate evaluation of the patient's fluid and perfusion status. Selection of the appropriate agent and dosing regimens requires an understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of heart failure and concomitant therapy. Most important, the goals of care should be stated clearly, given inherent risks associated with this class of drug.
Patrick McCann; Paul J Hauptman
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical clinics of North America     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1557-9859     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985236R     Medline TA:  Med Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  943-54     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, USA.
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