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When should we choose dopamine over dobutamine in treating congestive cardiac failure?

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Dr. Mark Stern answered

Specializes in Cardiology

If the blood pressure is low in CHF , Dopamine is better at raising it.

Answered Jun 25, 2014

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Dr. Joseph Moore answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Dopamine has more affect on blood pressure (raises it). Dobutamine increases heart (myocardial) contractility so it makes the heart muscle beat stronger and subsequently increases cardiac output. They are often used together for people with heart failure and low bp.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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