Pharmacokinetics of cardiovascular drugs in children. Inotropes and vasopressors.


Infants and children with congenital or acquired heart disease and children with systemic disease often require pharmacological support of their failing circulation. Catecholamines may serve as inotropic (enhance myocardial contractility) or vasopressor (elevate systemic vascular resistance) agents. Noncatecholamine inotropic agents, such as the cardiac… (More)


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