3 doctors weighed in:

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

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Moore
Dr. Joseph Moore
Thank
Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Low blood pressure

If the blood pressure is low in CHF , Dopamine is better at raising it.

In brief: Low blood pressure

If the blood pressure is low in CHF , Dopamine is better at raising it.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Umesh Patel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors