blood and levophed in same line? - page 2

recently i had a pt that bleed out an estimated 1000ml of blood after pulling a jp on the floor had no pulse coded her back and sent her to me with a pressure of 50/30. i started an iv and a bolus... Read More

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    "As for extra levo might "HELP" a patient in SVT??? Are you serious? So a medication thats a positive B1 agonist, hence positive chronotrope, is going to help supra-ventricular tachycardia (heightened AV conduction rate)."

    Not defending the original post or the idea that a pressor can help hypovolemia induced tachycardias but you atleast have to agree that Levophed's chronotropic effect is mild compared to other pressors such as epi or dopamine.
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    Quote from bdal
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    Not defending the original post or the idea that a pressor can help hypovolemia induced tachycardias but you atleast have to agree that Levophed's chronotropic effect is mild compared to other pressors such as epi or dopamine.
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    definitely agree. but with a bolus push..it cud get scary.


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