Dopamine is an inotropic agent that has vasodilatory effects at low doses. It is a common belief that low-dose dopamine may be helpful in the prevention and treatment of acute renal failure and is being widely used in these situations. Does dopamine have a beneficial effect in acute renal failure? Numerous studies in animals and a few in humans using low-dose dopamine have been reported. In this review, the authors summarize the literature and discuss the basis of this practice, which should be considered more of a myth than an ally for this purpose.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Reviews and Reports|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine