Continuous hydralazine infusion for afterload reduction.

Impedance reduction with a continuous infusion of hydralazine was evaluated in 20 patients following cardiopulmonary bypass. Patients were selected for therapy when the cardiac index (CI) was less than 2.2 L/m2/min, when the systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI) was greater than 2,500 dyne sec cm-5, or when both conditions were present. No other… CONTINUE READING