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The Cardiovascular Management of Sepsis

  • B. C. Creagh-Brown
  • J. Ball
  • M. Hamilton
Conference paper

Abstract

Sepsis is defined as suspected or proven infection plus a systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Severe sepsis is sepsis with organ dysfunction. Septic shock is severe sepsis with hypotension, despite adequate fluid resuscitation [1] and often requires treatment with vasoactive agents.

Keywords

Septic Shock Severe Sepsis Fluid Responsiveness Septic Shock Patient Pulmonary Artery Occlusion Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. C. Creagh-Brown
    • 1
  • J. Ball
    • 1
  • M. Hamilton
    • 1
  1. 1.General Intensive Care UnitSt George’s HospitalLondonUK

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