Pharmacologic Principles in the Use of New Inotropic Agents
In the syndrome of left ventricular failure depressed myocardial contractile force is an important mechanism of the impaired pump performance. In the traditional therapy of heart failure digitalis glycosides have been used in an effort to augment the depressed myocardial contractility, and diuretics have been employed to correct the abnormal sodium retention.
KeywordsSystemic Vascular Resistance Beta Receptor Chronic Congestive Heart Failure Left Ventricular Failure Left Ventricular Performance
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