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A comparison of prostacyclin and sodium nitroprusside for the treatment of heart failure after cardiac surgery.

Authors
  • Kieler-Jensen, N
  • Houltz, E
  • Ricksten, S E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1995
Volume
9
Issue
6
Pages
641–646
Identifiers
PMID: 8664453
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Prostacyclin appears to be a useful agent, superior to sodium nitroprusside, in the treatment of postoperative heart failure in patients with normal or mildly elevated cardiac filling pressures, where vasodilator treatment is indicated.

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