Echocardiogram may aid patients with vasopressor-dependent shock

01/22/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Patients with vasopressor-dependent shock who had a bedside echocardiogram within 36 hours of ICU admission received less IV fluid and had fewer days on vasopressors and ventilators and higher survival rates, according to a study presented at SCCM's annual meeting. The Canadian researchers said the intervention data need to be confirmed in a randomized controlled trial.

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