Milrinone enhances systolic, but not diastolic function during coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.

PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of milrinone on diastolic function during coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG). METHODS Fifty patients undergoing CABG were randomized to receive a bolus and infusion of milrinone or placebo before cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) until skin closure. Hemodynamic and transesophageal echocardiographic measurements of… CONTINUE READING