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Toward Safe Inotropic Therapy.
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PMID:  24785344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The use of currently available positive inotropic agents is associated with an unfavorable clinical outcome. The disappointment with positive inotropic therapy is to some extent foreseeable as currently available inotropic agents may precipitate ventricular arrhythmias due to a diastolic rise in intracellular [Ca], trigger/worsen myocardial ischemia due to an increased oxygen demand and foster fuel deprivation from an energy starved heart. Safe use of presently available inotropic agents and development of novel inotropic agents must ensure that they are not associated with a diastolic rise in intracellular [Ca] , an increase in myocardial oxygen consumption, and energy expenditure. Agents that improve left ventricular systolic performance through prolongation of left ventricular ejection time and not through increased myocardial contractility, i.e. myosin activators, may be associated with a favorable outcome as they do not affect diastolic intracellular [Ca], myocardial oxygen demand and presumably fuel expenditure.
Indranee Rajapreyar; Pierre Vladimir Ennezat; Thierry H Le Jemtel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-4023     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  2014 May 
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Created Date:  2014-5-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7902492     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Pharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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