Contemporary Management of Cardiogenic Shock: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.
Cardiogenic shock is a high-acuity, potentially complex, and hemodynamically diverse state of end-organ hypoperfusion that is frequently associated with multisystem organ failure. Despite improving survival in recent years, patient morbidity and mortality remain high, and there are few evidence-based therapeutic interventions known to clearly improve patient outcomes. This scientific statement on cardiogenic shock summarizes the epidemiology, pathophysiology, causes, and outcomes of cardiogenic shock; reviews contemporary best medical, surgical, mechanical circulatory support, and palliative care practices; advocates for the development of regionalized systems of care; and outlines future research priorities.
van Diepen, S; Katz, JN; Albert, NM; Henry, TD; Jacobs, AK; Kapur, NK; Kilic, A; Menon, V; Ohman, EM; Sweitzer, NK; Thiele, H; Washam, JB; Cohen, MG; American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research; and Mission: Lifeline,
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