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Levosimendan in the Perioperative Period of Cardiac Surgery: a Case Report and Mini Review

Author(s): Sébastien Redant, Benoit Villet, Rachid Attou, Patrick M. Honore, David De Bels, Daniel Carbognani

The authors describe a case of a patient with severe ischemic heart disease who benefited from the combination of Levosimendan with intra-aortic balloon pump in the perioperative period of a triple coronary artery bypass graft. On this occasion, they review the literature on the benefits of levosimendan in this indication in terms of hemodynamics, renal function and mortality.

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