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2D Echo in Sepsis

2D Echo is an invaluable tool in assessing cardiac function during sepsis, aiding in early diagnosis and management. It helps identify sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction, characterized by reduced left ventricular contractility and diastolic dysfunction. 2D Echo allows for the evaluation of cardiac output and volume status, guiding fluid resuscitation strategies in septic patients. Detection of sepsis-related valvular abnormalities, such as endocarditis, is facilitated by 2D Echo imaging. The assessment of right ventricular function using 2D Echo is vital in monitoring sepsis-induced pulmonary hypertension and acute cor pulmonale. Serial 2D Echo examinations can track changes in cardiac function over time, aiding in prognostication and treatment optimization in sepsis. Doppler techniques in 2D Echo enable the evaluation of intraventricular filling pressures, assisting in the management of sepsis-induced fluid overload. Pericardial effusion, a potential complication of severe sepsis, can be detected and monitored using 2D Echo.

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Dr. Manimala Rao

Director Critical Care, KIMS Hospitals, Hyderabad

Dr. Om Prakash Singh is currently working as Professor & HOD Pediatrics in Narayana Medical College,Patna. He has 21 years of experience and 10+ yrs as Professor in Pediatrics. He has 27 publications across India. He is a life member of Indian Pediatric Association (IAP) & National Neonatal Forum ( NNF). 

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2D Echo is an invaluable tool in assessing cardiac function during sepsis, aiding in early diagnosis and management. It helps identify sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction, characterized by reduced left ventricular contractility and diastolic dysfunction. 2D Echo allows for the evaluation of cardiac output and volume status, guiding fluid resuscitation strategies in septic patients. Detection of sepsis-related valvular abnormalities, such as endocarditis, is facilitated by 2D Echo imaging. The assessment of right ventricular function using 2D Echo is vital in monitoring sepsis-induced pulmonary hypertension and acute cor pulmonale. Serial 2D Echo examinations can track changes in cardiac function over time, aiding in prognostication and treatment optimization in sepsis. Doppler techniques in 2D Echo enable the evaluation of intraventricular filling pressures, assisting in the management of sepsis-induced fluid overload. Pericardial effusion, a potential complication of severe sepsis, can be detected and monitored using 2D Echo.