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Ann Burns Fire Disasters. 2012 Mar 31;25(1):26-37.

Cardiovascular dysfunction in burns: review of the literature.

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  • 1Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center.

Abstract

Major burn injury produces substantial hemodynamic and cardiodynamic derangements, which contribute to the development of sepsis, multiple organ failure, and death. Cardiac stress is the hallmark of the acute phase response and its severity determines postburn outcomes, with poorer outcomes associated with cardiac dysfunction. With available evidence from the literature, the present is a comprehensive review of cardiac dysfunction in burns as well as the different monitoring modalities.

KEYWORDS:

Burn; Cardiac dysfunction; treatment

PMID:
23012613
PMCID:
PMC3431724
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