Selective pulmonary vasodilation with inhaled aerosolized milrinone in heart transplant candidates.

@article{Sablotzki2005SelectivePV,
  title={Selective pulmonary vasodilation with inhaled aerosolized milrinone in heart transplant candidates.},
  author={Armin R Sablotzki and Wolfgang Starzmann and Robert J. Scheubel and Stefan Grond and Elke G Czeslick},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2005},
  volume={52 10},
  pages={1076-82}
}
PURPOSE Selective pulmonary vasodilation is an advantageous method for testing the responsiveness of the pulmonary vasculature of heart transplant candidates. A pilot study was under-taken to test the hypothesis that inhaled aerosolized milrinone may cause selective pulmonary vasodilation. METHODS 18 consecutive male heart transplant candidates with either dilated or ischemic cardiomyopathy were included in this open clinical study. Nine of the patients had significant pulmonary hypertension… CONTINUE READING

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