[The calcium sensitizer levosimendan gives superior results to dobutamine in postoperative low cardiac output syndrome].

@article{Levin2008TheCS,
  title={[The calcium sensitizer levosimendan gives superior results to dobutamine in postoperative low cardiac output syndrome].},
  author={Ricardo L Levin and Marcela A Degrange and Rafael Porcile and Flavio Salvagio and Norberto Blanco and Alejandro L Botbol and Eduardo Tan{\'u}s and Carlos D del Mazo},
  journal={Revista espanola de cardiologia},
  year={2008},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={471-9}
}
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The use of levosimendan to treat postoperative low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS) has been studied in only small patient series and in randomized trials focusing on hemodynamic variables. The objective of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of levosimendan, compared with dobutamine, as a treatment for postoperative LCOS. METHODS Patients with LCOS were randomly assigned to receive either levosimendan (loading dose, 10 microg/kg, followed by 0.1 microg… CONTINUE READING
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