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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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Dr. Robert Andtbacka
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Nitroprusside (Definition)

Nitroprusside sodium is a blood pressure agent which is a ...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 nipride (nitroprusside) used for?

What is nipride (nitroprusside) used for?

Nitroprusside/niprid: In the us, nipride (nitroprusside) is indicated for lowering blood pressure in cases of hypertensive crisis, for acute congestive heart failure, & for lowering blood pressure to decrease bleeding. In other countries it has additional indications for use. ...Read more

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What is an alternative for nitroprusside?

What is an alternative for nitroprusside?

Nitroprusside: We use nitroprusside in emergent conditions when we need to rapidly decrease peripheral vascular resistance. Although there are other options, for those acute emergent hemodynamic situations for which we need nitroprusside, there are no alternatives as controllable as nitroprusside. ...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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What are nursing responsibilities in giving dobutamine?

What are nursing responsibilities in giving dobutamine?

Best to ask a nurse: Physician training and nurse training are very different. From a physician's perspective, i would want a nurse to monitor vital signs and cardiac telemetry. Nurses would obviously want to check on IV site, drug mixture, drug compatibility (if infusing more than one drug), etc. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Elazer Edelman
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