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can you explain the differences between levophed, (norepinephrine) dopamine, and dobutamine?

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Alters physiology: These are very simple answers to a complex question. Levophed (norepinephrine) increases blood pressure; Dopamine increases heart rate, blood pressure and cardiac function (contractility); Dobutamine increases cardiac contractility and heart rate.
Answered on Jul 20, 2016
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