Thread subject: NEPI :: Furosemide vs Nitrate

Posted by imron on 20-09-2011 01:56

Furosemide is supposed to decrease preload with an immediate direct vascular action. Then has a delayed affect due to diuresis.
Takes seconds to break an ampoule and inject.

NTG is used to bridge the gap in between. Using well titrated infusion. But takes a few minutes to load onto infuser pumps.

Furosemide is first choice!

Would first consider NTG only if sublingual spray available.