TABLE 10.1 Cardiovascular Effects of Catecholamines in Humans (in therapeutic doses of 0.1-0.4 ^g/kg/min IV or 0.5-1.0 mg SC)

Cardiovascular function




Systolic blood pressure Diastolic blood pressure Mean blood pressure Total peripheral resistance Heart rate (chronotropic effect) Stroke output (inotropic effect) Cardiac output

Key: 0 = no effect;+ = increased; — = decreased. The number of symbols indicates the approximate magnitude of the response.

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