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PURPOSE Inhaled milrinone (iMil) has been used for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension (PH) but its efficacy, safety, and prophylactic effects in facilitating separation from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and preventing right ventricular (RV) dysfunction have not yet been evaluated in a clinical trial. The purpose of this study was to investigate if iMil(More)
Cardiopulmonary bypass triggers an ischemia-reperfusion injury with endothelial dysfunction in the pulmonary circulation which can result in pulmonary hypertension. Inhaled milrinone reduces this reperfusion phenomenon and two methods commonly available for administering it are simple jet and vibrating mesh nebulizations. However, neither their generated(More)
An analytical assay using liquid-liquid extraction and high-performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection was developed for the quantification of total (conjugated and unconjugated) urinary concentrations of milrinone after the inhalation of a 5 mg dose in 15 cardiac patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. Urine samples (700 μL) were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate intratracheal milrinone (tMil) administration for rapid treatment of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction as a novel route after cardiopulmonary bypass. DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING Single-center study. PARTICIPANTS The study comprised 7 patients undergoing cardiac surgery who exhibited acute RV dysfunction after(More)
BACKGROUND Milrinone administered through inhalation is an emerging method aimed at specifically reducing pulmonary hypertension without affecting systemic pressures. Its administration has been shown to be useful both in patients undergoing cardiac surgery and for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. These populations are prone to receive many(More)
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