Article Abstract

Norepinephrine, more than a vasopressor

Authors: Emilio Daniel Valenzuela Espinoza, Glenn Hernandez, Jan Bakker


In a recent study, Hamzaoui et al. (1) reported that early use of norepinephrine (NE) in patients with septic shock increased cardiac systolic function despite the increase in left ventricular afterload secondary to the rise in mean arterial pressure (MAP).