Levosimendan in two neonates with ischemic heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.

Marco Piastra, Giorgio Conti, Gabriella De Rosa, Maria Pia De Carolis, Iliana Bersani, Manuela Pardeo, Eleonora Stival, Costantino Romagnoli, A Tempera

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Abstract

We report the successful and safe use of levosimendan, a new calcium-sensitizing agent with positive inotropic and vasodilatory action, in 2 critically ill term newborns with acute heart failure and pulmonary hypertension in the absence of any underlying heart malformation and/or previous cardiosurgical procedures. During the neonatal period, levosimendan may represent an ideal drug for immature myocardium characterized by a higher calcium-dependent contractility than in adults.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)201-205
Numero di pagine5
RivistaNeonatology
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2012

Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Levosimendan
  • Pulmonary hypertension

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