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Septic Shock pp 129-138 | Cite as

Myocardial Depressant Substances in Septic Shock

  • U. Haglund
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 4)

Abstract

Cardiac performance is impaired in septic shock. This is not only a terminal event in the hypodynamic phase of septic shock but has also been reported frequently during the hyperdynamic phase (high output failure) or an intermediate phase preceding low output failure and cardiac decompensation. Since depressed cardiac performance was first demonstrated as a consequence of septic shock more than 20 years ago by Solis and Dowing [1], it has been demonstrated frequently in experimental septic shock (see e.g. [1–7] and in clinical septic states [8–13].

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Septic Shock Mean Arterial Blood Pressure Circ Shock Myocardial Depressant Superior Mesenteric Artery Flow 
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