Pulmonary embolism: improvement in hemodynamic function with amrinone therapy.

Abstract

We have described a 57-year-old man who had had lower extremity vascular surgery complicated by PE. Dyspnea, hypotension, hypoxemia, and CHF developed, but thrombolytic therapy was not started because of the recent surgical procedure; instead, he had plication of the inferior vena cava. Because of persistent pulmonary artery hypertension and decreasing cardiac indices, amrinone therapy was begun, and resulted in marked hemodynamic improvement.

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@article{Spence1989PulmonaryEI, title={Pulmonary embolism: improvement in hemodynamic function with amrinone therapy.}, author={Ted H Spence and Wendy Newton}, journal={Southern medical journal}, year={1989}, volume={82 10}, pages={1267-8} }