Cardiogenic shock (CS) is a multifactorial disease process with high morbidity and mortality. When it occurs in a peri- or intraoperative setting, factors such as surgery, anesthesia, and post-surgical physiology can negatively affect patient outcomes. Since patient needs often escalate during CS-from medications to mechanical support to palliative care-this disease demands a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses all aspects of medical delivery. Preliminary studies have indicated that a multidisciplinary team approach to CS results in earlier diagnosis and treatment and improves patient outcomes. Here we discuss various management strategies for CS from an anesthesiology, surgery, and critical care perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1-e7
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • cardiogenic shock
  • perioperative shock
  • postcardiotomy shock
  • Perioperative Care
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated/organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Surgeons/organization & administration
  • Anesthesiologists/organization & administration
  • Cardiologists/organization & administration
  • Recovery of Function
  • Patient Care Team/organization & administration
  • Perioperative Period
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative/adverse effects
  • Shock, Cardiogenic/diagnosis
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Monitoring, Intraoperative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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