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Pulmonary edema during cardiac catheterization successfully treated with bolus administration of nicardipine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1854658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a 62-year-old patient with ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy who presented pulmonary edema during cardiac catheterization. Bolus administration of nicardipine (5 mg in 5 min) into the pulmonary artery determined prompt recovery from the crisis and optimal hemodynamic conditions for completion of the catheterization. The action of the drug was mediated by the rapid reduction of the left ventricular preload and afterload. We believe that bolus administration of nicardipine is useful in treating episodes of acute left ventricular insufficiency.
C Tamburino; G Russo; R DiPaola; G Giuffrida
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular drugs and therapy / sponsored by the International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0920-3206     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Drugs Ther     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-29     Completed Date:  1991-08-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8712220     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Drugs Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, University of Catania, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Catheterization / adverse effects*
Hemodynamics / drug effects
Injections, Intravenous
Middle Aged
Nicardipine / therapeutic use*
Pulmonary Edema / drug therapy*,  etiology
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