Acute aortic regurgitation medical therapy
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Patients with acute severe aortic regurgitation (AR) are managed with emergency aortic valve replacement or repair. Medical therapy is used for the stabilization of patients prior to surgery.
In case cardiogenic shock is present in a patient with acute AR, resuscitation measures should be initiated immediately:
- Secure airway
- Administer oxygen
- Secure wide bore intravenous access
- Perform ECG monitor
- Monitor vitals continuously
- Admit to ICU
Medical therapy to treat cardiogenic shock should be immediately initiated:
- Administer nitroprusside 0.3-0.5 υg/kg/min IV (max 10 υg/kg/min), AND
- Administer dobutamine 0.5 υg/kg/min IV (max 20 υg/kg/min)
- Titrate to maintain mean arterial pressure (MAP) > 60 mmHg
- Administer beta blockers in high suspicion of aortic dissection. Do not use beta blockers for other causes as they will block the compensatory tachycardia.
Beta blockers which are often used in managing aortic dissection should be used very cautiously in the presence of acute AR as beta blockers can block the compensatory tachycardia and worsen the cardiac output.
Intraaortic Balloon Pump
2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Diseases (DO NOT EDIT)
|"1.Treatment of hypertension (systolic BP >140 mm Hg) is recommended in patients with chronic AR (stages B and C), preferably with dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers or angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors/angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs).(Level of Evidence: B)"|
|"1. Medical therapy with ACE inhibitors/ARBs and beta blockers is reasonable in patients with severe AR who have symptoms and/or LV dysfunction (stages C2 and D) when surgery is not performed because of comorbidities. (Level of Evidence: B)"|
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