Emergency coronary bypass for cardiogenic shock.

@article{Guyton1987EmergencyCB,
  title={Emergency coronary bypass for cardiogenic shock.},
  author={Robert A. Guyton and Joseph M Arcidi and D A Langford and D. Christopher Morris and Henry A Liberman and Charles R. Hatcher},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1987},
  volume={76 5 Pt 2},
  pages={V22-7}
}
Emergency coronary bypass for cardiogenic shock has been associated with a high operative mortality. From January 1983 through March 1986, 69 patients at Crawford W. Long Hospital underwent emergency coronary artery bypass. Seventeen of 69 were in shock, 15 with hypotension requiring treatment (intra-aortic balloon pump in 10; catecholamines in six). The other two patients had a low cardiac index and a pulmonary capillary wedge pressure greater than 25 mm Hg. Of these patients, nine presented… CONTINUE READING
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