Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp 668–670

Use of Nesiritide (Human B-Type Natriuretic Peptide) in Infants Following Cardiac Surgery

  • J. M. Simsic
  • V. S. Reddy
  • K. R. Kanter
  • P. M. Kirshbom
  • J. M. Forbess
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00246-003-0680-3

Cite this article as:
Simsic, J.M., Reddy, V.S., Kanter, K.R. et al. Pediatr Cardiol (2004) 25: 668. doi:10.1007/s00246-003-0680-3

Abstract

We report the use of nesiritide in two infants following cardiac surgery. Both infants had increased intracardiac filling pressures postoperatively, despite traditional afterload reduction and diuretics. Both infants demonstrated clinical improvement with nesiritide therapy. There is currently limited data available describing the use of nesiritide in infants.

Keywords

Congenital heart disease Postoperative care Nesiritide 

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© Springer-Verlag 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Simsic
    • 1
  • V. S. Reddy
    • 2
  • K. R. Kanter
    • 2
  • P. M. Kirshbom
    • 2
  • J. M. Forbess
    • 2
  1. 1.Sibley Heart Center Cardiology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic SurgeryEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA