my gramma was given dopamine to help with her breathing, she has water pooling in her lungs, she recently had open heart surgery
I researched this for you, and this is what I found.
"DOPAMINE is indicated for the correction of hemodynamic imbalances present in the shock syndrome due to myocardial infarctions, trauma, endotoxic septicemia, open heart surgery, renal failure, and chronic cardiac decompensation as in congestive failure.
Where appropriate, restoration of blood volume with a suitable plasma expander or whole blood should be instituted or completed prior to administration of DOPAMINE.
Patients most likely to respond adequately to DOPAMINE are those in whom physiological parameters, such as urine flow, myocardial function, and blood pressure, have not undergone profound deterioration. Multiclinic trials indicate that the shorter the time interval between onset of signs and symptoms and initiation of therapy with volume correction and DOPAMINE, the better the prognosis."
Hope she feels better soon. I am very happy when I see someone watching over their parents. I wish there was more of this.
- Dopamine Information for Consumers
- Dopamine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Dopamine (detailed)
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