Effects of variable dose milrinone in patients with low cardiac output after cardiac surgery. European Multicenter Trial Group.

@article{Feneck1991EffectsOV,
  title={Effects of variable dose milrinone in patients with low cardiac output after cardiac surgery. European Multicenter Trial Group.},
  author={Robert O Feneck},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1991},
  volume={121 6 Pt 2},
  pages={1995-9}
}
We studied 99 adult patients after elective cardiac surgery who had low cardiac output (cardiac index less than 2.5 L/min/m2) in spite of adequate cardiac filling pressure (pulmonary capillary wedge pressure less than 8 mm Hg). Patients received milrinone by loading dose (50 micrograms/kg over a 10-minute period), followed by a continuous infusion of either 0.375, 0.5, or 0.75 micrograms/kg/min (low-, middle-, and high-dose groups, respectively) given for a minimum of 12 hours. Patients were… CONTINUE READING