Comparative hemodynamic effects of vasopressin and norepinephrine after milrinone-induced hypotension in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgical patients.

@article{Jeon2006ComparativeHE,
  title={Comparative hemodynamic effects of vasopressin and norepinephrine after milrinone-induced hypotension in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgical patients.},
  author={Yunseok Jeon and Jung Hee Ryu and Young Jin Lim and Chong Sung Kim and Jae-Hyon Bahk and Seung Zhoo Yoon and Ju Youn Choi},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={952-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Phosphodiesterase inhibitor is essential to the pharmacologic management of decompensated heart failure because it increases contractility and decreases afterload of right ventricle. It also improves hemodynamics and increases blood flow of the grafted internal mammary arteries and middle cerebral arteries during coronary artery bypass surgery. However, it induces vasodilation and necessitates the use of vasoconstrictors, such as norepinephrine. We hypothesized that vasopressin could… CONTINUE READING