Comparison of dopamine and dobutamine following coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Salomon1982ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of dopamine and dobutamine following coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Neal W. Salomon and John R. Plachetka and Jack G. Copeland},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1982},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={
          48-54
        }
}
A prospective, randomized comparison of the hemodynamic effects of dopamine and dobutamine was performed in 20 patients following coronary artery bypass grafting. Approximately 6 hours postoperatively, when patients were hemodynamically stable, either dopamine or dobutamine was administered at 2.5, 5.0, and 7.5 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per minute. At 5.0 micrograms/kg, both drugs increased cardiac index without changing heart rate, mean arterial pressure, pulmonary capillary wedge… CONTINUE READING

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