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Levosimendan in newborns


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  • 3 weeks later...

Dear Fernando,

to be honest, not in neonates. I do have some experience on Simdax in PICU patients mainly above the age of 3-4 years. We kept these patiens on PICU for a few hours, sometimes for a day during the first treatment just to make sure that they would not get too hypotensive, tachycardic or arrythmic.

All the patients I remember were pure cardiology patients. Performing ECHO myself, I was always deeply impressed by the effect of Simdax.

You could give it a try (depending on the diagnosis) but make sure you have your cardiologist on board. Have you considered Milrinone?

All the best


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Hello, a warm greeting:

Thanks for taking time to respond.

Actually, if we used milrinone in infants. But I had heard that the drug levosimendan was very effective for older pediatric patients, particularly those undergoing cardiac surgery.


Dr. Fernando Agama C.

Unidad de Neonatología

Hospital "Dr. Enrique Garcés"


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