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what is dobutamine used for in the body?

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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. Dobutamine is used to increase cardiac output and muscle contractivity.
Answered on Jun 27, 2018
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