Sepsis and the heart.

  title={Sepsis and the heart.},
  author={M W Merx and C Weber},
  volume={116 7},
  • M W Merx, C Weber
  • Published 2007 in Circulation
Sepsis is generally viewed as a disease aggravated by an inappropriate immune response encountered in the afflicted individual. As an important organ system frequently compromised by sepsis and always affected by septic shock, the cardiovascular system and its dysfunction during sepsis have been studied in clinical and basic research for more than 5 decades. Although a number of mediators and pathways have been shown to be associated with myocardial depression in sepsis, the precise cause… CONTINUE READING