Journal Article

A single dose of milrinone facilitates separation from cardiopulmonary bypass in patients with pre-existing left ventricular dysfunction.

E B Lobato, O Florete and H L Bingham

in BJA: British Journal of Anaesthesia

Published on behalf of the British Journal of Anaesthesia

Volume 81, issue 5, pages 782-784
Published in print November 1998 | ISSN: 0007-0912
Published online November 1998 | e-ISSN: 1471-6771 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bja/81.5.782
A single dose of milrinone facilitates separation from cardiopulmonary bypass in patients with pre-existing left ventricular dysfunction.

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Milrinone is used during cardiac surgery to facilitate separation from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and/or to treat myocardial dysfunction in the post-bypass period. We have demonstrated, in patients with preoperative depression of systolic function undergoing aorto-coronary artery bypass surgery, sustained improvement in cardiac function after a single loading dose of milrinone 50 micrograms kg-1, administered at the end of bypass, thus significantly decreasing the need for beta-agonist therapy.

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Subjects: Anaesthetics

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