Contemporary Management of Cardiogenic Shock

Published: September 18, 2017

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  • Cardiogenic shock (CS) is a high acuity, complex, and hemodynamically diverse state of end-organ hypoperfusion that is associated with multisystem organ failure.
  • Acute myocardial infarction (MI) with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is the most frequent cause of CS.
  • This AHA scientific statement reviews contemporary best medical, surgical, mechanical circulatory support, and palliative care practices, and advocates for the development of regionalized systems-of-care.