The Hemodynamically Labile Patient: Cardiovascular Adjuncts and Assist Devices
A 66-year-old retired teacher is being managed in the intensive care unit after having a myocardial infarction. The patient had no prior medical problems. The patient is hemodynamically labile and is refractory to volume support and all pharmacologic interventions. The patient is now in profound cardiogenic shock. Which of the following would most likely be the management of choice?
Emergency cardiac catheterization
Coronary artery bypass surgery
Intraaortic balloon pump
Continue inotropic support
No further intervention is needed
KeywordsCardiogenic Shock Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Arginine Vasopressin ECMO Support Intraaortic Balloon
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