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Vasopressor Guide

Vasopressors are a powerful class of drug that induce vasoconstriction resulting in increased mean arterial pressure (MAP). Vasopressors differ from inotropes, which increase cardiac contractility. Many drugs have both vasopressor and inotropic effects.

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