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Summary for Patent: 9,572,856
Title:Method of treating low blood pressure
Abstract: A method for treating a patient suffering from one of septic shock, acute kidney injury, severe hypotension, cardiac arrest, and refractory hypotension, but not from myocardial infarction, is provided. The method includes administering a therapeutically effective dose of Angiotensin II, or Ang II, to the patient.
Inventor(s): Chawla; Lakhmir (Mclean, VA)
Assignee: The George Washington University a Congressionally Chartered Not-for-Profit Corporation (Washington, DC)
Application Number:12/639,987
Patent Claims: 1. A method of treating a human patient suffering from refractory hypotension, comprising administering angiotensin II to the patient at a rate of about 20 ng/kg/min while the patient is receiving a vasopressor, wherein the vasopressor is vasopressin or a catecholamine.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the Angiotensin II is administered to the patient over a period of from about 1 hour to about 7 hours.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the Angiotensin II is administered to the patient over a period of from about 2 hours to about 6 hours.

4. The method of claim 1, wherein the Angiotensin II is administered to the patient over a period of from about 3 hours to about 5 hours.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein the vasopressor is a catecholamine.

6. The method of claim 5, wherein the catecholamine is norepinephrine.

7. The method of claim 6, wherein the norepinephrine is administered to the patient at a rate of >15 mcg/min.

8. The method of claim 1, wherein the vasopressor is vasopressin.

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