Detection of myocardial dysfunction in septic shock: a speckle-tracking echocardiography study Academic Article uri icon


  • BACKGROUND: Patients with septic shock are at increased risk of myocardial dysfunction. However, the left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) typically remains preserved in septic shock. Strain measurement using speckle-tracking echocardiography may quantify abnormalities in myocardial function not detected by conventional echocardiography. To investigate whether septic shock results in greater strain changes than sepsis alone, we evaluated strain in patients with sepsis and septic shock. METHODS: We prospectively …

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  • December 1, 2015