Dexmedetomidine Hemodynamics in Children after Cardiac Surgery

Background: Dexmedetomidine has opposing effects on the cardiovascular system.  Action in the central nervous system produces sympatholysis and a reduction in blood pressure, while peripherally it causes vasoconstriction leading to an increase in blood pressure. The purpose of this study is to define the concentration-response profile for these hemodynamic effects in children after cardiac surgery. Methods: A […]