Biventricular performance during volume loading in patients with early septic shock, with emphasis on the right ventricle: a combined hemodynamic and radionuclide study.

The cardiac response to a rapid volume infusion was studied in 18 patients with septic shock accompanied by pulmonary hypertension. Right and left ventricular ejection fractions were measured, and right and left ventricular volume indices were calculated from ejection fractions and stroke volumes before and 30 minutes after the start of the infusion… (More)