Leonard S. Schultz, M.D.; Ronald H. Dietzman, M.D.; George J. Motsay, M.D.; Lloyde Romero, M.D.; Charles Beckman, M.D.; Richard C. Lillehei, M.D., Ph.D.
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Ninety-five patients in clinical cardiogenic shock (Group I: cardiac index, ≤ 2 litre/min·m2 body surface area; systolic blood pressure, ≤ 90 mm Hg) and 20 in impending cardiogenic shock (Group II: cardiac index, ≤ 3.0 litres/min·m2 body surface area; systolic blood pressure, ≤ 90 mm Hg) were studied. Sixty-seven patients in Group I were given massive corticoid treatment (methylprednisolone (M-P), intravenously, mg/kg body weight) as primary therapy, whereas the rest received methylprednisolone with a vasopressor infusion of levarteranol, 4 μg/kg body weight·min. Therapy was either randomly selected or specifically requested by the patient's personal physician. Group II was given intravenous
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Schultz LS, Dietzman RH, Motsay GJ, Romero L, Beckman C, Lillehei RC. Clinical Cardiogenic Shock. Vasopressor Versus Corticoid Therapy.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:867–868. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-867_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):867-868.
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