Short-term intravenous milrinone for acute exacerbation of chronic heart failure: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Cuffe2002ShorttermIM,
  title={Short-term intravenous milrinone for acute exacerbation of chronic heart failure: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Michael S Cuffe and Robert M. Califf and Kirkwood F. Adams and Raymond L. Benza and Robert C Bourge and Wilson Steven Colucci and Barry M. Massie and Christopher M. O'Connor and Ileana Pina and Rebecca J. Quigg and Marc A. Silver and Mihai Gheorghiade},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2002},
  volume={287 12},
  pages={1541-7}
}
CONTEXT Little randomized evidence is available to guide the in-hospital management of patients with an acute exacerbation of chronic heart failure. Although intravenous inotropic therapy usually produces beneficial hemodynamic effects and is labeled for use in the care of such patients, the effect of such therapy on intermediate-term clinical outcomes is uncertain. OBJECTIVE To prospectively test whether a strategy that includes short-term use of milrinone in addition to standard therapy can… CONTINUE READING
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