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Table 2 Hemodynamic variables before and after introduction of norepinephrine (or increase in its dose) in the whole population (n = 105)

From: Early administration of norepinephrine increases cardiac preload and cardiac output in septic patients with life-threatening hypotension

  Before norepinephrine
(introduction/increase)
After norepinephrine
(introduction/increase)
Heart rate, beats/min 98 ± 21 97 ± 19
MAP, mm Hg 54 ± 8 76 ± 9a
DAP, mm Hg 38 ± 6 52 ± 8a
CI, L/min/m2 3.2 ± 1.0 3.6 ± 1.1a
SVI, ml/m2 34 ± 12 39 ± 13a
GEDVI, ml/m2 694 ± 148 742 ± 168a
CFI, per minute 4.7 ± 1.5 5.0 ± 1.6a
SVRI, dynes/sec/cm5/m2 1,471 ± 481 1,822 ± 502a
  1. CFI, cardiac function index; CI, cardiac index; DAP, diastolic arterial pressure; GEDVI, global end-diastolic volume index; HR, heart rate; MAP, mean arterial pressure; SVI, stroke volume index; SVRI, index of systemic vascular resistance.
  2. aP < 0.05 vs. before norepinephrine.