A post-mortem study of the heart was performed in 20 patients dying of cardiogenic shock. The extent of infarcted myocardium was defined by using a mitochondrial dehydrogenase stain nitro-BT which allowed macroscopical recognition of tissue death as early as 12 hours. Extensive myocardial injury was found to accompany cardiogenic shock predominantly affecting the left ventricle and the interventricular septum. Severe atheromatous involvement of the coronary arteries was noted.
Haemodynamic and metabolic consequences of elevated plasma free fatty acids during acute ischaemic left ventricular failure in dogs
Identification and distribution of atrial natriuretic polypeptide in ventricular myocardium of humans with myocardial infarction
A new method for determination of postmortem left ventricular volumes: clinico-pathologic correlations
Prevalence of right ventricular involvement in inferior wall infarction assessed with myocardial imaging with thallium-201 and technetium-99m pyrophosphate
Precordial S-T segment elevation mapping: an atraumatic method for assessing alterations in the extent of myocardial ischemic injury. The effects of pharmacologic and hemodynamic interventions
Contractile and biochemical effects of coronary reperfusion after extended periods of coronary occlusion
Maximal revascularization (reperfusion) in intact conscious dogs after 2 to 5 hours of coronary occlusion
Acute myocardial infarct size estimated by serum CK-MB determinations: clinical accuracy and prognostic relevance utilizing a practical modification of the isoenzyme approach
Effectiveness of intraaortic balloon pumping without cardiac surgery for patients with severe heart failure secondary to a recent myocardial infarction
Cross-sectional echocardiographic assessment of regional left ventricular performance and myocardial perfusion
Echoventriculography in acute myocardial infarction. III. Clinical correlations and implication of the noninfarcted myocardium
Serial measurements of left ventricular ejection fraction by radionuclide angiography early and late after myocardial infarction
Reduction of S-T segment elevation with infusion of nitroprusside in patients with acute myocardial infarction
Left-sided stellate ganglion ablation or "rate-controlled" vagal nerve stimulation decreases regional myocardial metabolic impairment during acute ischemia in dogs
Late prognostic value of scintigraphic parameters of acute myocardial infarction size in complicated myocardial infarction without heart failure
Acute myocardial infarction complicated by systemic hypoperfusion without hypotension: report of the SHOCK trial registry
Relation of size of transmural acute myocardial infarct to mode of death, interval between infarction and death and frequency of coronary arterial thrombus
Hemodynamic actions of prenalterol in severe congestive heart failure due to chronic coronary disease
Clinical assessment of external pressure circulatory assistance in acute myocardial infarction. Report of a cooperative clinical trial
Protective effects of simultaneous alpha and beta adrenergic receptor blockade on myocardial cell necrosis after coronary arterial occlusion in rats
The relation between the weight of the right ventricle of the heart and the internal surface area and the number of alveoli in the human lung in emphysema
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Cardiogenic shock is a devastating consequence of acute myocardial infarction and is associated with an extremely high mortality. Here is the latest research.