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Maintain Perfusion: Vasopressors for Victory!
The treatment of shock has a number of key components, including obtaining blood cultures, administering antibiotics, achieving source control, restoring intravascular volume, and maintaining perfusion through the use of vasoactive agents. A significant literature base exists to guide clinicians in the selection of vasoactive agents for the treatment of vasodilatory shock. In this infographic, we describe a recent comprehensive review of agents used for the treatment of vasodilatory shock, with a particular focus on medications that are recommended as first-, second-, and third-line agents, along with treatments that are considered rescue and those where the literature basis is still in need of additional development.
NOREPI indicates norepinephrine.
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1. Chow JH, Abuelkasm E, Sankova S, Henderson RA, Mazzeffi MA, Tanaka KA. Reversal of vasodilatory shock: current perspectives on conventional, rescue, and emerging vasoactive agents for the treatment of shock. Anesth Analg. 2020;130:1530.