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After CABG a patient is on pressors & usually an inotrope; after a day or 2 how does the body change/adapt to titrate these dips off during recovery?
Easily explained: The heart muscle recovers its pumping strength. ...Read more
Unless it is contraindicated for some reason, if inotropes cannot be administered because a patient is nil by mouth can they be administered via IV?
Vasopressors: Necessary cardiovascular medications can be given via IV. ...Read more
Dobutamine: Dobutamine is a medicine used by physicians to increase blood pressure usually in a heart that does not pump well. It may be used when a patient is in heart failure or has had a heart attack and works by helping the heart to beat stronger and faster. It is given intravenously by an infusion and has a range of doses. Sometimes it is used as a stress test in patients who cannot exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But they should obviously run on different pumps so that they can each be titrated. ...Read more
No other form: Presently, there is no other form of Dobutamine on the market. Generally, when Dobutamine is used, one is seeking immediate action of the drug, if the drug was administered through just about any other route, it would take longer to act and the delay in action is not desirable. This of course excludes CHF patients on chronic Dobutamine pump, my first sentence is directed at them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer