Hemodynamic evaluation of endotoxic shock in anesthetized piglets: antagonism of endogenous vasoactive substances.

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In anesthetized piglets the influence of an LD100 of Escherichia coli endotoxin (0.5 mg/kg IV, bolus injection) on several hemodynamic parameters and on survival time was studied. Endotoxin provoked a pronounced decrease in arterial pressure and cardiac output and an increase in portal venous and pulmonary arterial pressure and heart rate. Total peripheral… (More)

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