Search Tag: Levosimendan

ICU Management

Is levosimendan beneficial to patients undergoing cardiac surgery?

2017 24 Oct

In patients undergoing cardiac surgery, the benefit of levosimendan in terms of survival was not shown in multicentre or in high-quality trials; however, levosimendan therapy was associated with reduced mortality in patients with preoperative ventricular systolic dysfunction, according to a new meta-analysis published in the journal Critical Care.... Read more

ICU Management

Levosimendan for Haemodynamic Support after Cardiac Surgery

2017 21 Mar

In patients who required perioperative hemodynamic support after cardiac surgery, low-dose levosimendan in addition to standard care did not result in lower 30-day mortality than placebo, according to a multicentre study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. See Also : Categorisation of Survival and Death after Cardiac Arrest Every... Read more