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Dr. James Chapman
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Primacor (Overview)

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


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Why primacor is deleterious?

Why primacor is deleterious?

It's not ALWAYS bad: Primacor (milrinone) is actually quite useful in appropriate situations. It is commonly used in acute cardiogenic shock, especially from stunned myocardium post heart attack and reperfusion. It is also used commonly post bypass surgery. It is bad when used recurrently in chronic end-stage CHF patients, as it will increase mortality in these patients. It can be used palliatively, however. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
2 doctors shared insights

Primacor (Overview)

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


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Why primacor is deleterious?

It's not ALWAYS bad: Primacor (milrinone) is actually quite useful in appropriate situations. It is commonly used in acute cardiogenic shock, especially from stunned myocardium post heart attack and reperfusion. It is also used commonly post bypass surgery. It is bad when used recurrently in chronic end-stage CHF patients, as it will increase mortality in these patients. It can be used palliatively, however. ...Read more

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What is primacor? Does the mustard procedure work?

What is primacor? Does the mustard procedure work?

Congenital heart: Primacor (milrinone) is a drug given by intravenous infusion to increase contraction strength of the heart while reducing blood vessels' resistance to cardiac output. It's used in the hospital and for outpatient infusion therapy of advanced heart failure. Dr. Mustard developed his operation to treat congenital transposition of the great vessels. It was the standard of care for many years. ...Read more

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Have low ejection fraction. Have pick line in my arm witth a constant drip of milrinone. How long should I stay on the drip ? When should I get lvad

Have low ejection fraction. Have pick line in my arm witth a constant drip of milrinone. How long should I stay on the drip ? When should I get lvad

Ask your doctor: Your cardiologist who is managing this very complicated condition is the one who should advise you about this. I'm assuming you are in the hospital if you are on a drip with a picc line. Please have a conference with your cardiologist, good luck. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is fat?

What is fat?

Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Milrinone (Definition)

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