We investigated the effect of milrinone (phoshphodiesterase III inhibitor) on postoperative hemodynamics in adult eighteen cardiac surgical patients (mean LVEF = 63%). Milrinone was administrated just after the aortic declamping during CPB. Comparing with control group, systemic vascular resistance decreased significantly and sufficient inotropic effect was sustained. In order to keep proper blood pressure much more cathechoramine dose was need when milrinone dose increased during this study. This is supposed that milrinone affected strong vasodilating effect and caused relative hypovolemic condition to the patient who showed good cardiac function. Milrinone causes best efficacy to the patient of poor cardiac function when he showed deconpensation or relatively hypervolemic hemodynamic condition.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|State||Published - 2000|