Postoperative management of patients with Hemopump support after coronary artery bypass grafting
1996 (English)In: The Annals of thoracic surgery, ISSN 0003-4975, Vol. 62, no 2, 378-385 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this study, we describe postoperative monitoring, pharmacologic therapy, and hemodynamic responses in patients receiving Hemopump support after postcardiotomy heart failure.
The Hemopump was used in 24 patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction after coronary artery bypass grafting.
Fourteen patients (58%) were weaned from the Hemopump. Low to moderate doses of a combination of catecholamines, phosphodiesterase inhibitors, vasodilators, and vasoconstrictors were required to optimize Hemopump function and left ventricular unloading. Mean arterial blood pressure, mixed venous oxygen saturation, and urinary output were the most important therapy guidelines.
Together with our clinical protocol, the Hemopump effectively unloaded the failing ventricle while maintaining vital-organ perfusion. Doses of vasoactive drugs could be kept low. This approach to treatment provides good conditions for recovery of the stunned myocardium.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1996. Vol. 62, no 2, 378-385 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13608DOI: 10.1016/0003-4975(96)00241-XOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13608DiVA: diva2:21051