Cardiopulmonary Monitoring of Septic Shock
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Optimal resuscitation of septic shock needs to be directed by a hemodynamic monitoring. Fluid responsiveness must be evaluated by dynamic parameters. Monitoring of cardiac output is also recommended. A central venous line, an arterial catheter, and echocardiography are the minimal monitoring required. In case of no response to treatment or concomitant ALI/ARDS, transpulmonary thermodilution should be used in addition to the basic monitoring.
KeywordsDynamic parameters of fluid responsiveness Arterial catheter Echocardiography Pulmonary artery catheter Transpulmonary thermodilution