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Case 1

1. Although dopamine is a good agent to increase the patient's Cl, in larger doses it causes

Summary Introduction

To review:

The effects of large doses of dopamine on a patient.

Introduction:

Dopamine is a catecholamine, which plays a significant part in the human body. It acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It acts as a paracrine messenger outside the central nervous system as it is locally produced and shows its effects in the neighboring cells.

Explanation

In the given case, the adverse ripple effects of an increased afterload were observed on a patient’s parameters. The hemodynamic profile showed a very high systemic vascular resistance (SVR) and PCWP (pulmonary capillary wedge pressure), but a low CI (cardiac index).

More than 95% of dopamine is present in the blood plasma in the form of dopamine sulfate...

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