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Levosimendan in acute pulmonary embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17933166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Levosimendan has been used successfully in the treatment of ischaemic cardiac failure and myocardial stunning. There is growing evidence from both human and animal experiments that levosimendan has particularly favourable effects on the right ventricle. We describe a case of life-threatening pulmonary embolus supported by the use of levosimendan.
B P Powell; D Simes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia and intensive care     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0310-057X     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-15     Completed Date:  2007-12-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342017     Medline TA:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  771-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fremantle Intensive Care Unit, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Cardiotonic Agents / therapeutic use*
Hydrazones / therapeutic use*
Pulmonary Artery
Pulmonary Embolism / drug therapy*
Pyridazines / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cardiotonic Agents; 0/Hydrazones; 0/Pyridazines; 131741-08-7/simendan

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