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Dobutamine is a sympathomimetic drug used in the treatment of heart failure and cardiogenic shock. Its primary mechanism is direct stimulation of β1 receptors of the sympathetic nervous system. Dobutamine is used to treat acute but potentially reversible heart failure, such as which occurs during cardiac surgery or in cases of septic or cardiogenic shock, on the basis of its positive inotropic action. Dobutamine can be used in cases of congestive heart failure to increase cardiac output.
American Data Network has developed a set of straightforward tipsheets aimed at helping clinicians understand the defining criteria and suggested treatment protocols for Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock. These handy tipsheets can be downloaded in PDF format, printed, laminated and posted for quick reference by hospital staff.