Cardiac/Inotropic Services

Cardiac/Inotropic Services typically involve providing medications and related support for patients with cardiac conditions that require inotropic therapy. Inotropic medications affect the force of contraction of the heart muscle, improving its pumping ability.

How does Inotropic Therapy Work?

The goal of inotropic therapy is to enhance the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively and improve overall cardiac output. Inotropic medications, also known as positive inotropes, are the mainstay of this therapy. These medications work by directly affecting the mechanisms involved in cardiac muscle contraction.

How Do Patients Receive Inotropic Therapy?

Inotropic therapy is typically administered intravenously, under close medical supervision due to its potential effects on the cardiovascular system. The dosage and duration of inotropic therapy are tailored to each patient’s specific needs and condition.

Are there Side Effects from Inotropic Therapy?

While inotropic therapy can be beneficial in certain clinical situations, it is important to be aware of potential side effects associated with these medications. The specific side effects may vary depending on the medication used, dosage, and individual patient factors.

Common side effects can include: increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, arrhythmias, myocardial ischemia, fluid retention and electrolyte imbalances.

**It is important to let your healthcare provider/home infusion pharmacy know if you are experiencing any side effects from this therapy.

Do I need a Prescription for Inotropic Therapy?

Yes, inotropic therapy requires a prescription from a healthcare provider. Inotropic medications are potent medications that directly affect the cardiovascular system, and their use requires careful evaluation, monitoring, and titration based on the patient’s specific condition.

Is Inotropic Therapy Covered by Insurance?

As part of the Vital Care network of home infusion pharmacies, we are an in-network provider with most all insurance carriers and are able to work with your insurance company to provide your infusion services at the lowest out-of-pocket cost for you.

When you work with us, you get the local care you deserve with the strength of a national company. Our dedicated insurance team will work with your insurance company saving you time and hassle. Call the pharmacy at 402-462-2929 or email to see how we can help you get better with our accredited home infusion services.