Bench-to-bedside review: Inotropic drug therapy after adult cardiac surgery – a systematic literature review

@article{Gillies2005BenchtobedsideRI,
  title={Bench-to-bedside review: Inotropic drug therapy after adult cardiac surgery – a systematic literature review},
  author={Michael A. Gillies and Rinaldo Bellomo and Laurie Doolan and Brian F. Buxton},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2005},
  volume={9},
  pages={266 - 279}
}
Many adult patients require temporary inotropic support after cardiac surgery. We reviewed the literature systematically to establish, present and classify the evidence regarding choice of inotropic drugs. The available evidence, while limited in quality and scope, supports the following observations; although all beta-agonists can increase cardiac output, the best studied beta-agonist and the one with the most favourable side-effect profile appears to be dobutamine. Dobutamine and… CONTINUE READING
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