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When do you use dobutamine when treating congestive cardiac failure?

When do you use dobutamine when treating congestive cardiac failure?

Decompensated CHF: Typically when patients are decompensated, such that the physicians cannot remove the fluid without an added squeeze from the heart. It can also be used in cardiogenic shock. ...Read more

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When should we choose dopamine over dobutamine in treating congestive cardiac failure?

When should we choose dopamine over dobutamine in treating congestive cardiac failure?

Sometimes use both: Dopamine has more affect on blood pressure (raises it). Dobutamine increases heart (myocardial) contractility so it makes the heart muscle beat stronger and subsequently increases cardiac output. They are often used together for people with heart failure and low bp. ...Read more

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What is a duel isotope dobutamine test?

Cardiac stress Test: This is a form of cardiac stress testing where two different radioactive isotopes are used to visualize the heart muscle at rest and during stress. Dobutamine is a chemical that is used to increase your heart rate and simulate walking on the treadmill. ...Read more

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Can someone mix heparin and dobutamine hci?

Can someone mix heparin and dobutamine hci?

Heparin dobutamine: Not in the same bag for IV delivery . They can be given simultaneously iv. ...Read more

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When should someone use dopamine and dobutamine?

Never: Those are serious and dangerous medications and should only be administered in an intensive care setting by a qualified physican. ...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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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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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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