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World J Methodol. Jun 28, 2018; 8(1): 1-8
Published online Jun 28, 2018. doi: 10.5662/wjm.v8.i1.1
Table 2 Suggested therapy in response to measured hemodynamic parameters in children with septic shock
Hemodynamic parametersPathophysiological mechanismTreatment
High SVRI, low CI and normal BPIncreased afterload Decreased contractilityInodilators (milrinone, levosimendan)
Low SVRI, low CI and low BPDecreased afterload Decreased contractilityVasopressors (norepinephrine, epinephrine) Dobutamine if CI remains low
Low SVRI, high CI and low BPDecreased afterload Good contractilityVasopressors (norepinephrine or low dose vasopressin) Dobutamine or low dose epinephrine if CI decreased