Triiodothyronine as an inotropic agent after open heart surgery.

@article{Novitzky1989TriiodothyronineAA,
  title={Triiodothyronine as an inotropic agent after open heart surgery.},
  author={Dimitri Novitzky and David K. C. Cooper and Christopher Barton and Ashley E Greer and Jake Chaffin and Jir{\'i} Grim and Nazih Zuhdi},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={98 5 Pt 2},
  pages={
          972-7; discussion 977-8
        }
}
Two small, randomized, blind clinical trials comparing the administration of triiodothyronine with that of placebo have been carried out in patients undergoing myocardial revascularization. In patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction of less than 30% (study I), triiodothyronine administration at the end of operation and during the initial 24 hours after operation was associated with a significantly reduced need for conventional inotropic agents (p less than 0.02) and diuretics (p less… CONTINUE READING
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