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Use of hemodynamics to differentiate pathophysiologic causes of cardiogenic shock.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2684244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although extensive myocardial damage is the major cause of pump failure and cardiogenic shock, certain other mechanical defects associated with myocardial infarction may precipitate a severe shock state associated with a poor prognosis. Early recognition and differentiation of the underlying pathology is essential for prompt, appropriate treatment to correct the underlying causative disorder and change the course of the cascading factors that eventually lead to the patient's death. Frequently, this requires the direct measurement and assessment of hemodynamic perameters obtained from intravascular catheters.
E K Daily
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care nursing clinics of North America     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0899-5885     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-10     Completed Date:  1990-01-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912620     Medline TA:  Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  589-602     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Cardiac Tamponade / physiopathology
Heart Failure / physiopathology
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / physiopathology
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / physiopathology
Monitoring, Physiologic*
Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology
Pulmonary Embolism / physiopathology
Shock, Cardiogenic / etiology,  physiopathology*

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