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, Alessia 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
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011

Keywords

  • ISCHEMIC HEART FAILURE

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