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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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Milrinone (Definition)

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


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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

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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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Skin itch ?

Skin itch ?

Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read more

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Do aks itch?

Do aks itch?

Not usually: If you are having itching or the aks are spreading, consult your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is drugs bad?

Is drugs bad?

Depends!: Medications are neither inherently good nor bad. It's the (intent of) use that can make something "bad". Improper use, improper dose, improper frequency, improper route of administration can all make any "good" drug bad. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) used to lower blood pressure is a "bad" drug to lower cholesterol or cure strep throat b/c it does neither. Yet, it's a great drug for hypertension. Talk to your familydoc. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Primacor (Definition)

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