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What are the affects of nitroprusside used in conjunction with dobutamine

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Depends on dosing: Dobutamine is an agent that helps the weak heart pump better by stimulating beta receptors in the heart. At lower doses it doesnt affect the blood ve ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
See below: Dobutamine is used when there is a poor contraction of the heart muscle either associated or not with pulmonary hypertension and low blood pressure. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Nitroprusside/niprid: In the us, nipride (nitroprusside) is indicated for lowering blood pressure in cases of hypertensive crisis, for acute congestive heart failure, & for ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Dopamine: Classified as an inotropic agent (increases contractile force of the heart).
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Nitroprusside: We use nitroprusside in emergent conditions when we need to rapidly decrease peripheral vascular resistance. Although there are other options, for tho ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Dobutamine: IV medication given primarily for congestive heart failure from heart muscle weakening. This increases the ability of the heart to contract and incre ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Beta and alpha: Dobutamine chemically has functional hydroxyl groups attached to benzene rings connected via an imine bridge. What is important functionally is its ab ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Turn the drip off: Dobutamine is very short acting , so it gets out of the body in minutes if you turn off the inntravenous drip. It therefore doesn't need an antidote.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
33 years experience Cardiology
No: It increases cardiac contractility and may cause vessels to dilate.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Best to ask a nurse: Physician training and nurse training are very different. From a physician's perspective, i would want a nurse to monitor vital signs and cardiac tele ... Read More
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