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Cardiac Inotropes

Meet Delia and learn about her experiences with Cardiac Inotropes at home

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

Patients with severe heart failure may require continuous intravenous (IV) inotropic medication to improve their heart’s pumping action and maintain their blood pressure. The goals of inotropic therapy are to decrease the signs and symptoms of heart failure, improve your quality of life and in many cases, serve as a bridge to heart transplant.

At Rochester Home Infusion, we work closely with your physicians’ team, especially your cardiologist, to methodically plan your discharge and ensure a successful transition to home. You will receive individualized patient education from our expert clinicians about your disease state, medication and how we collaborate with your physician to monitor your condition.

Our clinical program for cardiac inotropes uses evidence-based practices to monitor your response to medication and assess your heart failure. We monitor your weekly lab results, side effects and any changes to your day-to-day function. This approach helps us collaborate closely with your provider in assessing your overall response to therapy and in preparing you for the best possible outcomes when receiving a heart.

HOW WE SUCCEED TOGETHER

  • Our expert nurses meet with you several times before you go home to teach you about your therapy
  • We make sure your transition to home is seamless and includes your whole care team
  • A nurse will visit you weekly or as needed to provide care and assess your condition
  • Our clinical pharmacists monitor and share your lab results with you, check how you are doing and update your physician on your progress
  • Our deep collaboration with you and your entire health care team is what sets us apart
  • You can call our clinicians anytime. We are available 24/7
  • We are your advocate from start to finish to help you achieve the best possible outcome

COMMON CARDIAC INOTROPES GIVEN AT HOME

  • Dobutamine
  • Dopamine
  • Milrinone
I would like to express my appreciation for your services during my home infusions. I have over 120 infusion in the past 5 years and let me tell you at home is the best! Your crew/team was great to work with, the communication is second to none and it was greatly appreciated. Keep up the great work!
K.K., Rochester, MN
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