Effect of levosimendan on E/E' ratio in patients with ischemic heart failure


DUYGU H., Ozerkan F. , Nalbantgil S. , Zoghi M. , Akilli A., Akin M., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.123, no.2, pp.201-203, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 123 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2006.11.145
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-203

Abstract

Background: Levosimendan is a novel positive inotropic calcium sensitizer agent used in acute heart failure. In acute heart failure, it improves hemodynamic parameters more favorably than the conventional positive inotropes. In this study, the effect levosimendan on E/E' ratio as a non-invasive indicator of LV filling pressure was evaluated compared to dobutamine in a prospective, randomized, patient-blind manner.