Inotropic agents - Catecholamines, digoxin, amrinone

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Agents used to support the failing circulation have been associated with many adverse effects. The most serious involve tachycardia, dysrhythmias, increased myocardial oxygen cunsumption, and excessive vasconstriction. Metabolic, pulmonary, renal, and hematologic function may also be affected. Although each of the compounds reviewed can produce life-threatening complications, appropriate selection and monitoring minimize these unfavorable events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-613
Number of pages31
JournalCritical Care Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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