Use of nesiritide (human B-type natriuretic peptide) in infants following cardiac surgery

J. M. Simsic, V. S. Reddy, K. R. Kanter, P. M. Kirshbom, J. M. Forbess

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Abstract

We report the use of nesiritide in two infants following cardiac surgery. Both infants had increased intracardiac filling pressures postoperatively, despite traditional afterload reduction and diuretics. Both infants demonstrated clinical improvement with nesiritide therapy. There is currently limited data available describing the use of nesiritide in infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)668-670
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

Keywords

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Nesiritide
  • Postoperative care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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