Effect of vasopressin on hemodynamics in patients with refractory cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction.

In a retrospective study of 36 patients who developed cardiogenic shock after myocardial infarction, intravenous vasopressin therapy increased mean arterial pressure from 56 to 73 mm Hg at 1 hour (p < 0.001) and maintained it for 24 hours without changing pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, cardiac index, urine output, or other inotropic requirements. After… CONTINUE READING