Accession Number:

AD0728791

Title:

Peripheral and Cardiac Factors in Experimental Septic Shock

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

OKLAHOMA UNIV MEDICAL CENTER OKLAHOMA CITY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-30

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Peripheral pooling mechanisms apparently predominate in the early phase of endotoxin shock in bringing about a decrease in cardiac output. Left ventricular function appears to be entirely normal and only a longer sustained period of hypotension would be expected to bring about impairment of myocardial performance. A variety of indirect mechanisms resulting from poor systemic hemodynamic status may ultimately contribute to myocardial failure in the later stages of shock.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE