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., ...Daha Fazla

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.123, ss.201-203, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 123 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2006.11.145
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.201-203

Özet

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.