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What is the treatment available for dobutamine extravasation?

What is the treatment available for dobutamine extravasation?

Phentolamine: This causes vasconstriction so that phentolamine can be injected into the area to counteract the vasoconstriction. Otherwise, pain medicine and elevated the arm can be of help to relieve swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Elazer Edelman
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Dobutamine (Definition)

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What kind of therapy is dobutamine?

What kind of therapy is dobutamine?

Pressor: Dobutamine is a pressor that can increase heart rate and contractility of the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Is dopamine similar to dobutamine?

Yes and no: They are both catecholamines, a specific type of chemical class. In the body, there are different type of receptors in tissues which bind catechols with different effects. Dopamine and doubtamine have different affinities for different receptors and thus can have different effects. Kind of like different types of baking sugars...They are all sugars but are used for special purposes and functions. ...Read more

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Why is dobutamine given intravenously?

Why is dobutamine given intravenously?

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 more

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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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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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When do you use dobutamine when treating congestive cardiac failure?

When do you use dobutamine when treating congestive cardiac failure?

When usual efforts: Fail. Once diuretics and usual efforts fail, then pressure like Dobutamine are used. Typically this is done in ICU or ccu. ...Read more

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What are the affects of nitroprusside used in conjunction with dobutamine?

What are the affects of nitroprusside used in conjunction with dobutamine?

Depends on dosing: Dobutamine is an agent that helps the weak heart pump better by stimulating beta receptors in the heart. At lower doses it doesnt affect the blood vessels but higher doses it can also lower the tone of the ateries and makes it easier for the heart to pump. This tone is aka systemic vascular resistence. By lowering the svr the cariac out put will increase. Nipride (nitroprusside) has no beta stim effects only svr. ...Read more

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Which is more accurate in detecting viability after mi, dobutamine tests or nuclear tests (rest)? Can results be erroneous that should be repeated ?

Which is more accurate in detecting viability after mi, dobutamine tests or nuclear tests (rest)? Can results be erroneous that should be repeated ?

Viability...: Depending on the institution, usually rest delayed thallium or FDG pet is performed to evaluate for myocardial viability. Alternatively Dobutamine may be used. Low-dose Dobutamine infusion may result in potentiation of regional lv function in areas of hibernating myocardium. High-dose Dobutamine infusion will result in worsening regional abnormalities secondary to ischemia. ...Read more

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I am going for a dobutamine stress echo cardiogram? What should I expect?

I am going for a dobutamine stress echo cardiogram? What should I expect?

Heart test: A cardiac sonographer will place electrodes on ur chest attached 2 an EKG monitor that charts ur heart’s electrical activity. They will perform a resting ekg, measure your resting heart rate & take your blood pressure. A dr or nurse will give the Dobutamine into ur IV while the they continue 2 obtain echo images. It will cause your heart to react as if you were exercising, your heart will go fast. ...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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What is dobutrex (dobutamine) prescribed for?

Dobutamine: IV medication given primarily for congestive heart failure from heart muscle weakening. This increases the ability of the heart to contract and increase blood flow throughout the body helping with heart failure symptoms. Used with diuretic therapy (Lasix) to get extra fluid/water out of the body. Used in hospital but can be used at home for chronic therapy for end-stage heart failure. ...Read more

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What is an antidote for dobutamine?

Beta blockers: Dobutamine speed up the heart rate through the adrenergic system. Beta-blockers would negate this effect. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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