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Prolonged beneficial effects of dobutamine in refractory heart failure--case histories.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3631648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients with refractory congestive heart failure were treated with dobutamine for forty-eight to seventy-two hours with close monitoring of weight and symptomatology. After two to four cycles of dobutamine treatment, 1 patient showed sustained hemodynamic benefit after six months, whereas the second patient had partial improvement. At the end of a one-year follow-up, both had sustained improvement in effort tolerance, documented by a stress test. The quality of life has markedly improved, and they have not required further hospital care.
B Puram; J Margolis; V Puram
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-19     Completed Date:  1987-10-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  631-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dobutamine / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Failure / drug therapy*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Time Factors
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