TITLE

Prolonged Beneficial Effects of Dobutamine in Refractory Heart Failure -- Case Histories

AUTHOR(S)
Puram, Brahmaji; Margolis, Jack; Puram, Vijayalakshmi
PUB. DATE
August 1987
SOURCE
Angiology;Aug1987, Vol. 38 Issue 8, p631
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Two patients with refractory congestive heart failure were treated with dobutamine for forty-eight to seventy-two hours with close monitoring of weight and symptomatology. After two to four cycles of dobutamine treatment, 1 patient showed sustained hemodynamic benefit after six months, whereas the second patient had partial improvement. At the end of a one-year follow-up, both had sustained improvement in effort tolerance, documented by a stress test. The quality of life has markedly improved, and they have not required further hospital care.
ACCESSION #
16352191

 

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