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Management of Shock Complicating Acute Myocardial Infarction

  • A. Marn Pernat
  • M. H. Weil
  • A. Pernat
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Abstract

Cardiogenic shock remains a leading cause of early cardiac death. The mortality rate of cardiogenic shock as a complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) exceeds 80%. Large multicenter studies disclose an incidence of 5 to 15% of all instances of AMI admitted to the hospital [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. Cardiogenic shock is in evidence at the time of hospital admission in only minority of patients. Approximately 90% of patients develop shock during the in hospital stay [5].

Keywords

Acute Myocardial Infarction Cardiogenic Shock Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Surgical Revascularization Left Ventricular Filling Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Marn Pernat
    • 1
  • M. H. Weil
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Pernat
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Critical Care MedicinePalm SpringsUSA
  2. 2.The University of Southern California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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