Cardiogenic shock

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Cardiogenic shock

Cardiogenic shock occurs when the heart has been damaged to the point where it cannot pump enough blood to the rest of the body. This condition is usually due to serious heart complications. These complications may occur during or after a severe heart attack and include damage to the heart muscle (stopping the heart from pumping), dangerous heart rhythms, pressure on the heart caused by fluid buildup, problems with the heart’s electrical system, a very slow heart rhythm, or damage to the heart valves (control flow of blood) or septums (walls which separate the four heart chambers).

Symptoms include rapid breathing and heartbeat (tachycardia), shortness of breath, and a loss of consciousness. Other symptoms include a weak pulse, sweating, pale skin, cold hands or feet, or urinating less than normal. About 7% of those who have a heart attack also develop cardiogenic shock.

Cardiogenic shock can also be caused by infections of the heart or a drug overdose. Other risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, smoking, lack of exercise, or a history of heart failure or heart attacks. Age and certain genetic and congenital (present at birth) conditions may also increase your risk.

Cardiogenic shock is a medical emergency. Tests to look for the cause may include a blood pressure test, EKG, echocardiogram, cardiac enzyme and other blood tests, chest X-ray, coronary angiograph, and cardiac catheterization. Increasing blood flow and oxygen to body’s organ is the most immediate focus. Further treatment will depend on the underlying cause but may include medication, insertion of a medical device (e.g. pacemakers) and surgery. Research is ongoing, so talk to your cardiologist about current treatment options if a family member has been diagnosed with cardiogenic shock. Support groups are a good source of information and support.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cardiogenic shock" returned 470 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

PCI Strategies in Acute Myocardial Infarction with Cardiogenic Shock.
 

Author(s): Steffen Desch, Uwe Zeymer, Holger Thiele

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2018 04;378(14):1361.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Postcardiotomy VA-ECMO for refractory cardiogenic shock.
 

Author(s): Michael Charlesworth, Rajamiyer Venkateswaran, Julian M Barker, Lee Feddy

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Postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCCS) is a rare but catastrophic syndrome that can occur following separation from cardiopulmonary bypass or at any time during the immediate postoperative course. The management of PCCS varies between clinicians, institutions and countries. The available ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A Case of Eosinophilic Myocarditis Associated with Cardiogenic Shock.
 

Author(s): Hideki Ozawa, Akiko Taoda, Takuma Shinoda, Hidetaka Yanagi, Masayuki Oki, Atsushi Takagi

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The patient was a 32-year-old man with a previous history of bronchial asthma. He was admitted with chief complaints of dyspnea and skin rash associated with itching of the palms and soles of the feet, which began 2 weeks earlier. Because of the presence of cardiac failure and increase ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Cardiogenic shock" returned 49 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The role of acute circulatory support in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock.
 

Author(s): Michele Esposito, Yousef Bader, Robert Pedicini, Catalina Breton, Andrew Mullin, Navin K Kapur

Journal: Indian Heart J. ;69(5):668-674.

 

In the setting of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock, three primary treatment objectives include providing circulatory support, ventricular unloading, and restoring myocardial perfusion. In addition to primary percutaneous coronary ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation for refractory cardiogenic shock after adult cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Maziar Khorsandi, Scott Dougherty, Omar Bouamra, Vasudev Pai, Philip Curry, Steven Tsui, Stephen Clark, Stephen Westaby, Nawwar Al-Attar, Vipin Zamvar

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Postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCCS) refractory to inotropic support and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) occurs rarely but is almost universally fatal without mechanical circulatory support. In this systematic review and meta-analysis we looked at the evidence behind the use of ...

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Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices in Cardiogenic Shock.
 

Author(s): Aditya Mandawat, Sunil V Rao

Journal: Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May;10(5):.

 

Despite a high rate of early revascularization and use of intra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation therapy, the prognosis of patients with cardiogenic shock has remained poor. In the hopes of improving outcomes, clinicians are increasingly turning to percutaneous left and right ...

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Cardiogenic Shock Intravascular Cooling Trial
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cardiogenic Shock

 

Last Updated: 31 May 2018

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Inova Cardiogenic Shock Registry (INOVA SHOCK)
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cardiogenic Shock

 

Last Updated: 14 Dec 2017

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Norepinephrine vs Norepinephrine and Dobutamine in Cardiogenic Shock
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cardiogenic Shock

 

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2017

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