Effectiveness of prophylactic levosimendan in high-risk valve surgery patients


ERSOY O., BOYSAN E., UNAL E. U. , YAY K., Yener U. , CICEKCIOGLU F., ...Daha Fazla

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, cilt.24, ss.260-264, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5830/cvja-2013-047
  • Dergi Adı: CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.260-264

Özet

Background: Levosimendan has anti-ischaemic effects, improves myocardial contractility and increases systemic, pulmonary and coronary vasodilatation. These properties suggest potential advantages in high-risk cardiac valve surgery patients where cardioprotection would be valuable. The present study investigated the peri-operative haemodynamic effects of prophylactic levosimendan infusion in cardiac valve surgery patients with low ejection fraction and/or severe pulmonary arterial hypertension.