ICU Protocols pp 143-149 | Cite as

Fluid Therapy, Vasopressors, and Inotropes

  • Jigeeshu V. Divatia
  • Parvez Ali Khan


Fluids (crystalloid or colloid), vasopressors, and inotropes are common interventions in managing unstable patients in the ICU. These interventions are used judiciously to maintain perfusion to vital organs while definitive therapy is being instituted. On the other hand, if they are used injudiciously, these interventions may be potentially harmful.


Mean Arterial Pressure Pulse Pressure Variation Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Stroke Volume Variation Fluid Challenge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and PainTata Memorial HospitalMumbaiIndia

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