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If you feel better, can you stop inotropic therapy medication?

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Even if you feel well, do not discontinue your inotropic therapy medication from your intravenous catheter line or from your infusion pump without consulting your doctor. If you are discharged from the hospital with an inotropic medication, a home health nurse will provide specific directions on how to care for your intravenous site, catheter, and infusion pump.

From: Treating Severe Heart Failure WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center.

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure Medications."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?"

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 2, 2019

SOURCES: 

The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center.

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure Medications."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?"

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 2, 2019

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