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Advanced echocardiography: sepsis 

Advanced echocardiography: sepsis
Advanced echocardiography: sepsis
Focused Intensive Care Ultrasound

Susanna Price

, and Guido Tavazzi


This chapter will introduce the key features to address in sepsis using echocardiography, including: volaemic status (requirement for, and tolerance to, volume); alteration in myocardial function; when sepsis is associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome and assessment of right heart function for potential extracorporeal support; differentiation of pulmonary oedema from acute respiratory distress syndrome; changes in pulmonary artery systolic pressures and/or pulmonary vascular resistance; and exclusion/diagnosis of the underlying cause of sepsis, including endocarditis.

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