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What is inotropic therapy for heart failure?

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Inotropic therapy is used in end-stage heart failure. It stimulates an injured or weakened heart to pump harder. The main purpose of this medication is to boost the force of the heart muscle's contractions. Inotropic therapy may also speed up the heart's rhythm.

From: Treating Severe Heart Failure WebMD Medical Reference

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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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