TITLE

NEWER INOTROPIC AGENTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ARRHYTHMIAS ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIAC FAILURE

AUTHOR(S)
Coodley, Eugene L.
PUB. DATE
May 1972
SOURCE
Angiology;May1972, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p260
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the newer inotropic agents in the management of arrythmias associated with cardiac failure. A significant percentage of arrhythmias, primarily ventricular, were controlled by the agents as was the underlying heart failure. Side effects were minimal, primarily vomiting, hypotension and hyperglycemia with hypokalemia. Definite usefulness for these agents was noted in patients with arrhythmias associated with heart failure in whom digitalis can not safely be used.
ACCESSION #
16357179

 

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