Cardiac Inotropes increase cardiac contractility which moves blood forward into blood vessels that are more relaxed reducing afterload.

Here’s a definitive, thorough article that describes the mechanism of action of several medications.

Digoxin is a good one. Pimobendan, (vetmedin) is a safer good one. Then a few others are listed. Some are only available IV and at the institution / hospitalization level.


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