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Microangiodynamic Abnormalities in Sepsis

  • R. Nevière
  • D. Mathieu
Conference paper
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (YEARBOOK, volume 1995)

Abstract

Septic shock is characterized as a distributive form of circulatory failure [1]. Alteration in peripheral tone and cardiac function contribute to the cardiovascular manifestations of septic shock [2,3]. Cardiac output usually is increased or maintained by an increase in heart rate. Systemic vascular resistance is decreased reflecting decreased arteriolar and venular tone. In contrast, pulmonary vascular resistance frequently is increased with associated pulmonary hypertension. Hypoperfusion is marked by the accumulation of lactic acid despite less than maximal oxygen extraction.

Keywords

Septic Shock Severe Sepsis Laser Doppler Flowmetry Reactive Hyperemia Capillary Blood Flow 
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