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Cardiogenic shock: elements of etiology, diagnosis, and therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8443990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiogenic shock usually is the result of marked depression in myocardial function. Rapid recognition and stabilization are essential if the patient is to survive. A variety of cardiovascular conditions can lead to cardiogenic shock; the most common of these is acute myocardial infarction. Once stabilization of the cardiogenic shock patient has been effected, hemodynamic monitoring and definitive therapy should be attempted if appropriate. Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation is effective in stabilizing these patients temporarily. Definitive therapy may include surgical or catheterization interventions. Mortality, even under the best of circumstances, remains high.
J S Alpert; R C Becker
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0160-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-05     Completed Date:  1993-04-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  182-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical Center and School, Worcester.
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MeSH Terms
Shock, Cardiogenic / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy

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