The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Vasopressors and Inotropes
November 14, 2011 (Issue: 1377)The main purpose of vasopressors is to raise arterial blood pressure, while that of inotropes is to increase cardiac contractility. The choice of drugs is dictated by the clinical setting. Controlled trials comparing the efficacy and safety of...more
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