Inotropes in the hypoplastic left heart syndrome: effects in an animal model.

@article{Riordan1996InotropesIT,
  title={Inotropes in the hypoplastic left heart syndrome: effects in an animal model.},
  author={Christopher J. Riordan and F Randsbaek and John Storey and W. David Montgomery and William P. Santamore and Erle H. Austin},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={83-90}
}
BACKGROUND Despite substantial changes in the surgical treatment of children born with the hypoplastic left heart syndrome, overall mortality remains high. Although further improvements in outcomes appear to depend on more effective perioperative care, few experimental data exist to guide appropriate pharmacologic therapy in these infants. Because different inotropic agents may have different effects on the ratio of pulmonary to systemic flow (Qp/Qs), we hypothesize that they may not be equally… CONTINUE READING
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