Pulse Flow Changes in Response to Inotropes

Milrinone Bolus in Heart

Milrinone Challenges

Three heart transplant candidates were given milrinone challenges. Cardiac output was measured by Fick and thermodilution before and after the milrinone. Cardiac output increased by about 50% in all 3 patients. Pulse volume and flow also increased by about 50% in all 3 patients.

Ongoing IRB approved clinical trial at Newark Beth Israel Center, Newark, NJ