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

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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Low blood pressure: If the blood pressure is low in CHF , Dopamine is better at raising it.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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