Cardiogenic shock: current concepts and improving outcomes.

  title={Cardiogenic shock: current concepts and improving outcomes.},
  author={Harmony R. Reynolds and Judith S. Hochman},
  volume={117 5},
Cardiogenic shock (CS) occurs in 5% to 8% of patients hospitalized with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Recent research has suggested that the peripheral vasculature and neurohormonal and cytokine systems play a role in the pathogenesis and persistence of CS. Early revascularization for CS improves survival substantially. New mechanical approaches to treatment are available, and clinical trials are feasible even in this high-risk population. Most importantly, hospital survivors have… CONTINUE READING
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