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Drugs
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2010-05-09 23:49:11
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  1. Dobutamine
    Description
    • Synthetic catecholamine
    • Beta Agent
    • Increases strength of cardiac contraction w/o increasing rate
  2. Dobutamine
    Indications
    Increase cardiac output in CHF/cardiogenic shock
  3. Dobutamine
    Contraindications
    • Ventricular Tachycardia
    • Hypovolemia w/o fluid resuscitation
  4. Dobutamine
    Precautions
    • Afib
    • Preexisting HTN
  5. Dobutamine
    Dose/Route
    2 to 20mcg/kg/min IV
  6. Dopamine
    Description
    • Naturally occuring catecholamine
    • Increases cardiac output w/o increasing myocardial O2 consumption
    • Increases systolic pressure
    • Induces vasoconstriction
  7. Dopamine
    Indications
    • Nonhypovolemic Hypotension
    • Cardiogenic shock
  8. Dopamine
    Precautions
    Ensure adequate fluid resuscitation during hypovolemia
  9. Dopamine
    Contraindications
    • Tachydysrhythmias
    • Vfib
    • Pheochromocytoma
  10. Dopamine
    Dose/Route
    2 to 5mcg/kg/min up to 20mcg/kg/min, titrated to effect
  11. Isoproterenol
    Description
    • Synthetic sympathomimetic
    • Increases cardiac output
    • Increases strength of cardiac contraction
    • Increases rate
  12. Isoproterenol
    Indications
    Bradycardia refractory to atropine when pacing is not available
  13. Isoproterenol
    Contraindications
    Cardiogenic shock
  14. Isoproterenol
    Precautions
    Tachydysrhythmias and those associated with digitalis and AMI
  15. Isoproterenol
    Dose/Route
    2 to 10mcg/min titrated to cardiac rate

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