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Study hypothesis: Levosimendan diminishes the need for adrenergic inotropic drugs and morbidity and may improve survival after heart valve surgery.
200 patients are prospectively randomized in a double blind study investigating the efficacy of levosimendan in heart failure after cardiac surgery. Levosimendan/placebo is administered as 24 hour continuous infusion beginning after anesthesia induction. Primary endpoint being adrenergic inotrope need after cardiopulmonary bypass and secondary endpoints hospital and 6-month mortality and major organ failure.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Kuopio University Hospital
Kuopio University Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:51:34-0400
Repetitive levosimendan infusions for patients with advanced chronic heart failure (LeoDOR) A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicentre study with parallel group design. Mo...
Levosimendan is a drug used in patients with heart failure and has several advantages over other heart failure drugs. A lot of research has been done with Levosimendan in Adults, and the w...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a 24-hour infusion of levosimendan compared with placebo in the treatment of decompensated chronic heart failure.
The purpose of this study protocol is to evaluate the blood concentrations of levosimendan when administered at different doses clinically employed during cardiopulmonary bypass or cardiac...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the treatment strategy of long-term intermittent every 30 days, continuous intravenous infusion for 24 hours of Levosimendan, associated...
Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Intravenous inotropic agents play an important role in treating ADHF. Relatively small clinical studies have e...
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A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.
Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial relaxation during DIASTOLE leading to defective cardiac filling.
Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial contraction during SYSTOLE leading to defective cardiac emptying.
Agents that have a strengthening effect on the heart or that can increase cardiac output. They may be CARDIAC GLYCOSIDES; SYMPATHOMIMETICS; or other drugs. They are used after MYOCARDIAL INFARCT; CARDIAC SURGICAL PROCEDURES; in SHOCK; or in congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) Blood Cardiovascular Dialysis Hypertension Stent Stroke Vascular Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes all the diseases of the heart and circulation including coronary heart disease (angina...