A vasoactive is a pharmaceutical agent that has the effect of either increasing or decreasing blood pressure and/or heart rate. Typically used in a setting where a patient has the blood pressure and heart rate monitored constantly, vasoactive drug therapy is typically "titrated" to achieve a desired effect or range of values as determined by competent clinicians.

Vasoactive drugs are typically administered using a volumetric infusion device (IV Pump). This category of drugs require close observation of the patient with near immediate intervention required by the clinicians in charge of the patient's care.

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