Prof. Dr. Matthias Heringlake – Peer-to-peer review: Levosimendan as a first-line inotrope in cardiac surgery – Practical aspect, limitations and pitfalls

Discover the triple effects of levosimendan and take a look at the literature supporting its use as a first-line therapy. This drug has different pharmacokinetics from other inotropes, in particular its ability to increase glomerular filtrate rate. Learn more about the rationale for levosimendan use in the pre-,  peri- and post-operative period in different patient types and scenarios as Prof. Dr Matthias gives an overview of relevant supporting clinical data.

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