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Table 1 Haemodynamic parameters (mean ± SD) before and after the administration of levosimendan

From: Haemodynamic effects of levosimendan in patients during weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass

  CI (l/min/m2) SI (ml/m2) SVR (dyn/s/cm5) +dP/dt (mmHg/s) Ees (mmHg/ml) Tau (ms)
Baseline 2.6 ± 0.5 30 ± 7 950 ± 374 766 ± 113 1.1 ± 0.2 42 ± 5
Peak effect 3.9 ± 0.9* 46 ± 10* 669 ± 224* 966 ± 131* 1.5 ± 0.2* 39 ± 5
  1. *P < 0.05 compared with baseline; CI, cardiac index; SI, stroke index; SVR, systemic vascular resistance; +dP/dt, measure of left ventricular contractility; Ees, end-systolic elastance; Tau, time constant of isovolumic pressure decay