Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Critically Ill Patients (LEVEDYCIP)
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Left ventricular dysfunction is common in the critically ill. The aim of this study is to assess the incidence and prognosis of left ventricular dysfunction in critically ill patients.
Condition or disease
Left Ventricular DysfunctionCritically IllAcute Coronary SyndromeCardiomyopathiesTakotsubo Cardiomyopathy
Diagnostic Test: Echocardiography
Left ventricular dysfunction is common in the critically ill. A number of conditions can cause left ventricular dysfunction including myocardial infarction, septic cardiomyopathy, post resuscitation syndrome, takotsubo syndrome etc. A number of studies have assessed cardiac dysfunction in specific conditions (e.g. sepsis, cardiac arrest) but only a few studies have assessed cardiac dysfunction in a general ICU-population. The study will focus on diagnostics of the different types of cardiomyopathy and differentiating between ischemic and non-ischemic left ventricular dysfunction in a general ICU population. The aim of this study is to assess the incidence and prognosis of the different types of left ventricular dysfunction in critically ill patients. Our hypothesis is that left ventricular dysfunction is common in the critically ill and is associated with an increased risk of short-term death.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
General ICU population
Admitted within 24 hours to the ICU
Dysfunction of at least one organ system, defined as at least +1 point in SOFA-score.