Vasodilation

Patients may have a low grade systemic inflammatory response due to the preceding surgery and bypass procedure.

 

Low dose Vasopressor (Dopamine, Noradrenaline, Phenylephrine) may be started after discussion with the Intensive Care Specialist.

 

Propofol is a potent vasodilator, as are Amiodarone and MgSO (give slowly).

NB:  PiCCO contraindicated if patient is receiving intra Aortic balloon pump therapy.

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