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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 291-295

The use of low-dose intermittent levosimendan infusion therapy as bridge-to-left ventricular assist device in advanced chronic heart failure secondary to isolated cardiac sarcoidosis

1 Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
2 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

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Dr. Osman Mohamed Elfadil
Mayo Clinic Minnesota, Rochester, MN 55901
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Heart failure (HF) is a progressive condition that usually involves a debilitating late course with poor health-related quality of life and increasing mortality rate. In this report, we demonstrate the efficacy and safety of intermittent levosimendan infusion as a bridging therapy to left ventricular assist device use in a patient suffering from cardiac sarcoidosis who failed to respond to optimized medical therapy. Levosimendan was administered in an outpatient infusion-therapy facility every 2 weeks as a single intravenous infusion over 6 h at dose and rate of 0.2 μg/kg/min not proceeded by a bolus. The primary observation we are reporting is the efficacy of this approach reflected on serum concentrations of N-terminal brain natriuretic propeptide and creatinine levels. Secondary observation comprised patient-reported outcomes and clinical events including hospitalization (s).

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