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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 has no beta stim effects only svr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Better information: A stress echo allows you to view heart function under a stressor. The stress is an elevation in heart rate and produced by the dobutamine. It allows us to see if your blood flow in the coronary ateries can meet demand. Is like economics , supply vs demand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Various: If you are talking ICU treatment for hypertension, IV nitroglycerin, IV hydralazine, IV ACE, sublingual clonidine, among others. In the cath lab, nitroprusside may be injected directly into the coronary artery for slow or no flow in the artery during an intervention. In that setting, adenosine or various calcium channel blockers are alternatives. ...Read more
Yes: But they should obviously run on different pumps so that they can each be titrated. ...Read more
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