Elevated modified shock index in early sepsis is associated with myocardial dysfunction and mortality

Namita Jayaprakash, Ognjen Gajic, Ryan D. Frank, Nathan Smischney

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Purpose The aim of this study was to explore the association of an elevated modified shock index (MSI) in sepsis and myocardial dysfunction. Methods This single center exploratory retrospective cohort study was conducted at Mayo Clinic from 2011 to 2014. It includes adults admitted to the medical intensive care unit with severe sepsis or septic shock. The time MSI > 1.3, area under the curve, in the first 6 h was assessed using logistic regression for primary outcomes of myocardial dysfunction and depression and secondary outcomes including mortality and SOFA score. Results Overall 578 individuals met inclusion criteria, 169 (29%) developed myocardial dysfunction and 23 (4%) myocardial depression. Adjusted for age, gender, Charlson score, and baseline APACHE 3 score, area MSI > 1.3 was associated with increased odds of myocardial dysfunction (OR 1.10, 95% CI 1.00–1.21; p = 0.058) and depression (OR 1.28, 95% CI 1.07–1.53; p = 0.007). Associations were also seen with ICU mortality (OR 1.17, 95% CI 1.04–1.32; p = 0.011), hospital mortality (OR 1.13, 95% CI 1.02–1.25; p = 0.025) and SOFA score. Conclusion Elevated modified shock index during early sepsis is associated with the development of myocardial dysfunction and depression, SOFA score and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Critical Care
StatePublished - Feb 2018


  • Cardiovascular
  • Heart dysfunction
  • Myocardium
  • Sepsis
  • Septic shock
  • Severe sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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