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Vol. 74, No. 3, 1987
Issue release date: 1987
Section title: Original Paper
Cardiology 1987;74:212–218
(DOI:10.1159/000174199)

Compensated Cardiogenic Shock: A Subset with Damage Limited to Liver and Kidneys

The Possible Salutary Effect of Low-Dose Dopamine

Naschitz J.E. · Yeshurun D.
Department of Medicine A, Haifa Medical Center (Rothschild), and Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

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Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 2/2/1986
Accepted: 8/13/1986
Published online: 11/11/2008

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0008-6312 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9751 (Online)

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Abstract

A variant of compensated cardiogenic shock occurring in patients with chronic congestive heart failure following an episode of pulmonary edema, and in the absence of hypotension, is described. The clinical picture is characterized by combined renal and hepatic injury and a severe, often fatal, course and is distinct from other subsets of cardiogenic shock. When the splanchnic vasodilator dopamine was added to the patients’ management, the outcome was uniformly favorable. This variant of compensated cardiogenic shock requires early diagnosis and treatment. The apparently beneficial effect of low-dose dopamine needs further evaluation.


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 2/2/1986
Accepted: 8/13/1986
Published online: 11/11/2008

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0008-6312 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9751 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/CRD


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