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Cardiogenic shock: therapy and prevention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9491944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiogenic shock is defined as profound circulatory failure resulting in insufficient tissue perfusion to meet resting metabolic demands. It occurs in approximately 7.5% of patients with acute myocardial infarction. Treatment strategies include inotropic agents, use of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation, and revascularization. Current evidence supports the use of primary angioplasty. Surgery should be considered in patients with triple-vessel disease. If early catheterization is not available, thrombolytic therapy should be given to eligible patients and transfer to an interventional facility should be considered. Effective therapy for shock must also include a prevention strategy. This requires identification of patients at high risk for shock development and selection of patients who are candidates for aggressive intervention.
W L Barry; I J Sarembock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0160-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-21     Completed Date:  1998-04-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville 22908, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiotonic Agents / therapeutic use
Fibrinolytic Agents / therapeutic use
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping / methods
Middle Aged
Myocardial Contraction
Myocardial Revascularization / methods
Shock, Cardiogenic / physiopathology,  prevention & control,  therapy*
Thrombolytic Therapy / methods
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / physiopathology,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cardiotonic Agents; 0/Fibrinolytic Agents

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