Janet Silvia Aguirre Sánchez

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OBJECTIVE To assess levosimendan efficacy in acute cardiac failure. METHODS We included 25 patients with acute cardiac failure and partial conventional therapy response defined as persistence of low cardiac output with inotropic support. We started levosimendan at loading dose and continuous infusion for 24 hours, recording hemodynamic data, as well as(More)
Recently, a rapid bedside assay for quantitative determination of cTI and CPK-MB has been developed that provides a positive or negative result in 10 to 15 minutes allowing for a better therapeutic approach. The objective of our study was to validate the diagnostic usefulness of cardiac troponin I in patients with chest pain. We determined sensitivity,(More)
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