PMID: 8443990Mar 1, 1993

Cardiogenic shock: elements of etiology, diagnosis, and therapy

Clinical Cardiology
J S Alpert, R C Becker


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.


Nov 19, 2010·Intensive Care Medicine·Ronan ThibaultKarim Bendjelid
Nov 30, 2000·Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine·M Rihner, R Smalling
Jul 14, 2009·Current Problems in Cardiology·Corstiaan A den UilMaarten L Simoons
Jun 18, 2004·The Journal of Urology·Gerard D HenryCraig F Donatucci
Dec 9, 1995·Journal of Intensive Care Medicine·T M ChouC L Wolfe


Mar 1, 1978·The American Journal of Cardiology·A L GutovitzR Roberts
Dec 9, 1976·The New England Journal of Medicine·J S ForresterH J Swan
Dec 16, 1976·The New England Journal of Medicine·J S ForresterH J Swan
Apr 1, 1977·The American Journal of Cardiology·T A GillespieR Roberts
Mar 1, 1991·Journal of the American College of Cardiology·L LeeW W O'Neill
Apr 1, 1990·Journal of the American College of Cardiology·J K KahnG O Hartzler
Mar 1, 1990·Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis·V VoudrisT Royer
May 1, 1990·Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America·R G KilbournR F Lodato
Jan 1, 1989·The Annals of Thoracic Surgery·S J PhillipsL A Iannone
Jul 1, 1989·ASAIO Transactions·O H FrazierJ M Fuqua
Sep 1, 1989·Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America·P M RutanL E Barker
Sep 1, 1989·The American Journal of Cardiology·P O'NeillA Pacifico
May 1, 1985·Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology·V I MedvedevO A Kaurov
Jan 1, 1988·Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis·J HeibigA C Beall
Aug 1, 1985·Journal of the American College of Cardiology·J K DruryE Corday
May 10, 1973·The New England Journal of Medicine·S ScheidtA Kantrowitz
Jul 1, 1973·The Journal of Infectious Diseases·R L MillerK L Melmon
Jun 1, 1969·The American Journal of Medicine·J C ShelburneR Gorlin
Feb 1, 1984·Archives of Surgery·R H CarmonaD D Trunkey
Aug 1, 1983·The Annals of Thoracic Surgery·S J PhillipsD Gray
Jul 1, 1981·The Annals of Thoracic Surgery·E L JonesC R Hatcher

Related Concepts

Myocardial Infarction
Shock, Cardiogenic
Cardiovascular Diseases

Related Feeds


Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle, that can lead to muscular or electrical dysfunction of the heart. It is often an irreversible disease that is associated with a poor prognosis. There are different causes and classifications of cardiomyopathies. Here are the latest discoveries pertaining to this disease.

Cardiogenic Shock

Cardiogenic shock is a devastating consequence of acute myocardial infarction and is associated with an extremely high mortality. Here is the latest research.