Milrinone improves pulmonary hemodynamics and right ventricular function in chronic pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Chen1997MilrinoneIP,
  title={Milrinone improves pulmonary hemodynamics and right ventricular function in chronic pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Edward P. Chen and Hartmuth B. Bittner and Robert Duane Davis and P Van Trigt},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={814-21}
}
BACKGROUND Right ventricular failure after cardiac transplantation is commonly related to preexisting recipient pulmonary hypertension. This study was designed to investigate the effects of intravenous milrinone on pulmonary hemodynamic indices and right ventricular function in a canine model of monocrotaline pyrrole-induced chronic pulmonary hypertension. METHODS Eight mongrel dogs underwent pulmonary artery catheterization to measure right-sided hemodynamic indices before and 6 weeks after… CONTINUE READING