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Dr. Elazer Edelman
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Dobutamine (Overview)

Dobutamine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


Dr. Elazer Edelman
312 doctors shared insights

Dobutamine (Overview)

Dobutamine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Can you describe a dobutamine stress test?

Drug induced stress: If exercise on a treadmill is not an option (too much stress on the heart) due to a person’s medical condition, may use an intravenous medication called dobutamine. Dobutamine causes heart to beat faster and will mimic the effects of exercise on the heart. Stress tests usually can be nuclear with radiotracer or with echocardiography. ...Read more

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When do you use dobutamine when treating congestive cardiac failure?

Decompensated CHF: Typically when patients are decompensated, such that the physicians cannot remove the fluid without an added squeeze from the heart. It can also be used in cardiogenic shock. ...Read more

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What is dobutamine used for in the body?

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. ...Read more

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Is dobutamine safe to given in a nursing home setting?

Dobutamine: We usually would not administer Dobutamine in a nursing home setting. It needs to be closely monitored and this monitoring is usually not possible in a nursing home. Dobutamine is usually given for acute hemodynamic instablity and this is again not usually a nursing home treatment. ...Read more

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Can someone mix heparin and dobutamine hci?

Can someone mix heparin and dobutamine hci?

Heparin dobutamine: Not in the same bag for IV delivery . They can be given simultaneously iv. ...Read more

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What is dobutamine used for in the body?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Dobutrex (Definition)

Dobutrex is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more