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A Journal on Heart and Vascular Diseases

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Angiology and Vascular Pathology
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 0,752

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0026-4725

Online ISSN 1827-1618

 

Minerva Cardioangiologica 2016 June;64(3):295-304

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Cardiogenic shock complicating ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a very difficult clinical scenario

Roy BEIGEL, Graham CUMMISKEY, Paul FEFER

Lev and Olga Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

Cardiogenic shock (CS) is a life threatening condition which complicates 5-15% of acute myocardial infarctions (AMI). Despite advances in medical and interventional techniques during the last decades, the incidence of CS has not changed much, and while survival rates have improved, CS remains the leading cause of AMI-related in-hospital death with mortality rates exceeding 50%. We provide an overview of the pathophysiology, etiology, clinical course, as well as medical and interventional management of patients with CS complicating AMI.

language: English


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