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Cardiogenic Shock.
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PMID:  11096510     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In the setting of acute myocardial infarction, the timely recognition and treatment of cardiogenic shock are essential in reducing the incidence of death. Patients with cardiogenic shock should be treated aggressively with a combination of pharmacologic agents and mechanical support devices to achieve stabilization. Once stabilization has been achieved, the ultimate goal should be the restoration of flow in the infarct-related artery. This is best achieved with angioplasty or bypass surgery. In those centers not equipped for these procedures, thrombolysis should be performed, and the patient should then be transferred to a higher-level facility.
Authors:
Rihner; Smalling
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1534-3189     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815942     Medline TA:  Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  55-64     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, PO Box 20708, Houston, TX 77225-0708, USA.
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