Wellscript provides the latest inotropic therapies for patients with serious heart conditions or acute or chronic heart failure.
What Are Inotropic Therapies?
Inotropic therapies are medical treatments that are used to improve the strength of the contractions of the heart muscle. These therapies are typically used in people with heart failure or other conditions that affect the heart's ability to pump blood effectively. Inotropic therapies can include medications that are administered intravenously (through a vein), such as dobutamine or milrinone. These medications work by increasing the strength of the heart's contractions, which may improve the heart's ability to pump blood and deliver oxygen to the body.
What to Expect
A patient’s dosage may need to be adjusted based on their response to treatment and any changes in their condition. Patients receiving long-term inotropic therapy require ongoing monitoring and management of their condition by their provider. Certain lifestyle changes, such as limiting salt intake or reducing physical activity, may be required while undergoing inotropic therapy, as well.
Although inotropic therapy can be an effective treatment option for patients with heart failure or other cardiac conditions, it may cause side effects such as nausea, headache, dizziness, and changes in heart rate or blood pressure. Patients should notify their healthcare provider if they experience any of these symptoms.
At Wellscript, we ensure patients receive the right medication using advanced pumps and devices designed to optimize their mobility and quality of life. We specialize in inotropic therapy for those with heart failure and other heart conditions, using compact pumps to enhance heart function and maintain an active lifestyle.