Tomas Janušonis, Renata Paškevičiūtė


One of the serious sepsis complications is a reversible cardiac dysfunction. We present a case report about 31 years old female patient with sepsis following abortion. Diagnosis of cardiac dysfunction was based on echocardiography data (decreased left ventricle ejection fraction, systolic and diastolic dysfunction of the left ventricle) and laboratory tests (increase in hsTnI and BNP level). The appropriate treatment (antibiotics, fluids, dopamine, noradrenaline) was effective. After 13 days of treatment in the intensive care unit, the complete recovery from sepsis and gradual improvement of the cardiac function were confirmed and the patient was referred to the cardiology unit.

Keyword(s): sepsis; septic shock; cardiac dysfunction; myocardial depression.
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2016.067
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