Review Articles

Cardiogenic Shock in the Setting of Acute Myocardial Infarction



Cardiogenic shock in the setting of acute myocardial infarction remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. In fact, acute myocardial infarction accounts for 81% of patients in cardiogenic shock. Despite advances in pharmacologic and device-based approaches to support patients with cardiogenic shock, no significant improvement in mortality has been observed over the past 20 years, although multiple registries are providing new insight into this complex syndrome. Key elements for optimal treatment include integration of hemodynamic and metabolic data for diagnosis and risk stratification, early evaluation and appropriate initiation of acute mechanical circulatory support devices, and an organized algorithmic approach to decision making.


cardiogenic shockacute myocardial infarctionacute mechanical circulatory supportshock classificationearly revascularizationrisk assessment
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Page/Article: 16-21
  • DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-16-1-16
  • Published on 1 Jan 2020
  • Peer Reviewed