Cardiogenic shock complicating ST-elevation myocardial infarction: A very difficult clinical scenario

Roy Beigel, Graham Cummiskey, Paul Fefer

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Abstract

Cardiogenic shock (CS) is a life threatening condition which complicates 5-15% of acute myocardial infarctions (AMI). Despite advances in medical and interventional techniques during the last decades, the incidence of CS has not changed much, and while survival rates have improved, CS remains the leading cause of AMI-related in-hospital death with mortality rates exceeding 50%. We provide an overview of the pathophysiology, etiology, clinical course, as well as medical and interventional management of patients with CS complicating AMI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-304
Number of pages10
JournalMinerva Cardioangiologica
Volume64
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiogenic
  • Disease management
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Shock

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