Disfunción miocárdica y su utilidad pronóstica en sepsis y choque séptico

Translated title of the contribution: Myocardial dysfunction and its prognostic utility in sepsis and septic shock

Josué Fernando Delgado-Serrano, Melissa Torres-Cordón, María Angélica Peña-Rangel, María Paula Torres-Langhammer, Camilo Alexis Useche-Traslaviña, Hedilberto Duarte, Sergio Serrano-Gómez, Diego Torres-Dueñas

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BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a potentially mortal infection which is related to multiple organ dysfunction; it has a high morbidity and mortality. Myocardial dysfunction is frequent in sepsis and it is related to unfavorable outcomes. Objective: To describe by transthoracic echocardiography the clinical distribution of myocardial dysfunction in sepsis and septic shock and estimate its prognostic utility.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study based on a multi-centric prospective cohort study in 4 reference centers in Bucaramanga, Colombia, and its metropolitan area. 271 patients with sepsis and septic shock were included; they underwent standard transthoracic echocardiography and a 30-day follow-up.

RESULTS: There was no difference in the left ventricular ejection fraction (p = 0.061) between survivors and non-survivors. 51 patients (48.71%) had grade I diastolic dysfunction, 48 patients (14.52%) had grade II dysfunction and 21 patients (36.75%) had grade III diastolic dysfunction. Mortality was higher in patients with grade I diastolic dysfunction when compared to those with grade II dysfunction (p = 0.023).

CONCLUSIONS: The higher mortality in grade I diastolic dysfunction suggests that patients with low filling pressures have worst outcomes. On the other hand, left ventricular ejection fraction per se is not associated with a higher mortality in sepsis.

Translated title of the contributionMyocardial dysfunction and its prognostic utility in sepsis and septic shock
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)300-305
Number of pages6
JournalRevista medica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2 Aug 2021


  • Septic
  • Shock
  • Mortality
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Diseases


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