Left ventricular systolic dysfunction during septic shock: the role of loading conditions

@article{Boissier2017LeftVS,
  title={Left ventricular systolic dysfunction during septic shock: the role of loading conditions},
  author={Florence Boissier and Keyvan Razazi and Aur{\'e}lien Seemann and Alexandre Bedet and Arnaud Wilfrid Thille and Nicolas de Prost and Pascal Lim and Christian Brun-Buisson and Armand Mekontso Dessap},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={43},
  pages={633-642}
}
The clinical significance of septic myocardial dysfunction is controversial, a fact that may be explained by the influence of loading conditions. Many indices may be useful to characterize cardiac function during septic shock, but their feasibility and physiological coherence in the clinical setting are unknown. Hemodynamic and echocardiographic data with tissue Doppler and speckle tracking were prospectively recorded on the first 3 days of human septic shock. Hypokinesia, normokinesia, and… CONTINUE READING