Sepsis and myocardial depression in a young woman

Mir Rauf Subla, S. Anjum Khan, Deepti Behl, Steve G. Peters

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Abstract

Severe sepsis may be associated with depression of myocardial function, attributed to various inflammatory mediators. Myocardial dysfunction In sepsis Is characterized by biventricular failure and complicates usual therapy with high-volume fluid resuscitation and vasopressors. However, in patients who survive septic shock, myocardial dysfunction can improve rapidly. We describe a young woman with septic shock due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, complicated by severe but reversible biventricular dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)810-814
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume80
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005

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  • Medicine(all)

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