In this study we performed a comparative analysis of using intraoperative IABP and levosimendan in high risk cardiac patients (LVEF<35%) operated under CPB. In 10 patients, intra-aortic balloon pump was started immediately after induction of anesthesia; another 10 had a levosimendan infusion starting after induction of anesthesia with an initial bolus of 12 mg/kg-1 for 10 min, followed by 0.1 mg/kg-1 min-1 for 24 h. Hemodynamics, troponin I levels, postoperative complications were analyzed. It was shown that the use of intraoperative IABP and levosimendan are effective ways of circulatory support. In addition, the use of levosimendan reduces the length of intensive care unit stay and hospitalization.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Kardiologiya i Serdechno-Sosudistaya Khirurgiya|
|State||Published - 2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine