Clinical Case: Dexmedetomidine for Non-invasive Mechanical Ventilation in Postoperative Cardiac Surgery
Baena López M, Raigón Ponferrada A, Guerrero Orriach Jose L*, Ramirez Fernandez A, Ramirez Aliaga M, Loras P, Gallego M, Bermudez L, Biteri A, Rodriguez Capitan MJ, Rubio Navarro M and Cruz Mañas J
Department of Anaesthesia, Hospital Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga, Spain
- Corresponding Author:
- Jose LOG
Department of Anaesthesia
Hospital Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga, Spain
E-mail: [email protected]
Received May 17, 2016; Accepted May 27, 2016; Published May 31, 2016
Citation: López MB, Ponferrada AR, Jose LOG, Fernandez AR, Aliaga MR, et al. (2016) Clinical Case: Dexmedetomidine for Non-invasive Mechanical Ventilation in Postoperative Cardiac Surgery. J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn S1:009. doi:10.4172/2329-9517.1000S1-009
Copyright: © 2016 López MB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Dexmedetomidine is a new drug often used in the treatment of neurological disorders in intensive care unit thanks to its effects α2. In our case we needed to use dexmedetomidine in a patient with a heart failure after cardiac surgery in which respiratory function was supported with noninvasive mechanical ventilation. Dexmedetomidine was given successfully after has tried the treatment with opioids, opening the door as alternative treatment in patients with heart failure and noninvasive mechanical ventilation with α2 agents.