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
Schultz LS, Dietzman RH, Motsay GJ, et al. 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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