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Criteria for Inotrope Dependence | Refractory End-Stage Heart Failure

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with end-stage heart failure meets the criteria of Hershberger et al for inotrope dependence.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiothoracic Radiology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, response to therapy, end-of-life, palliative care

ICD-10:

I50.1

Description:

Hershberger et al list criteria for the diagnosis of inotrope dependence in a patient with refractory end-stage heart failure. The authors are from the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

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