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Keywords

Acute coronary syndrome, Cardiogenic shock, Myocardial infarction

 

Authors

  1. Josephson, Linda RN, MS, CCRN

Abstract

Despite advances in treatment, the mortality rate of patients who develop cardiogenic shock after an acute myocardial infarction remains unacceptably high. This article presents an overview of cardiogenic shock-incidence, epidemiology, predisposing factors, pathophysiology, and management, both medical and surgical.