The use of dopexamine hydrochloride to increase oxygen delivery perioperatively.

Perioperative increases in oxygen delivery may reduce morbidity and mortality in certain groups of surgical patients. However positive inotropic drugs, such as dobutamine and epinephrine themselves, may increase oxygen demand. Dopexamine hydrochloride is a new dopamine analogue with action at beta 2-adrenoceptors and DA1 receptors, but it possesses no… CONTINUE READING