Should Beta-Blockers Have a Place in the Treatment of Septic Shock?

  • R. Muchada
Conference paper


Silva and Venturino [1] define shock as follows

“Acute state determined by the incapacity of the cardiovascular system to maintain an appropriate vascular flow. Causes may be linked to a reduction of cardiac volemia or peripheral resistance modification, and ultimately to failure of cellular aerobic metabolism. The most significant aspects in the status of shock are: (i) physiopathologic alteration of the above mentioned situation; (ii) the body’s reaction to it; (iii) the underlying disease.


Septic Shock Mean Arterial Pressure Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Tissue Perfusion Septic Shock Patient 
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