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Heart in septic shock what happen to cardiac contractility ?

In septic shock, the preload, Cardiac contractility and After load will be

A. Dec , Dec, Dec
B. Dec , Dec , Inc
C. Dec , Inc , Dec
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this my answer also C

but others says that cardiac contractility decrease in septic


is cardiac contractility mean out put or heart rate or something other
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i know the preload and afterload wil decrease in shock also there wil be an increase in Heart rate as well as the CO but for some reason i feel that with a decrease in pre and after load there will be less filling of the heart and as we know the contractility of the heart is proportional to its filling so im gonna have to go with A
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Answer A. decreased decreased decreased
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hmmmm...tricky..i would say C too....since SVR goes down so CO has to go up...
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