Diastolic dysfunction and mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock.

@article{Landesberg2012DiastolicDA,
  title={Diastolic dysfunction and mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock.},
  author={Giora Landesberg and Dan Gilon and Yuval Meroz and Milena Georgieva and Phillip D. Levin and Sergey V Goodman and Alexander Avidan and Ronen Beeri and Charles Weissman and Allan S. Jaffe and Charles L Sprung},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={895-903}
}
AIMS Systolic dysfunction in septic shock is well recognized and, paradoxically, predicts better outcome. In contrast, diastolic dysfunction is often ignored and its role in determining early mortality from sepsis has not been adequately investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS A cohort of 262 intensive care unit patients with severe sepsis or septic shock underwent two echocardiography examinations early in the course of their disease. All clinical, laboratory, and survival data were prospectively… CONTINUE READING
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